Forgive me, but I’m prepping for a major road trip, so I’m a little scattered. And nervous. This is Chewy’s first big road trip, and it’s a lot of driving, which I love. It’s also two weeks. Let me lay out the itinerary? Let me also say, my mom and her wee Honey Shih Tzu will be traveling with us for part of the trip!
This Friday, Tulsa, Oklahoma to Shreveport, Louisiana – having lunch with the illustrious MK Clinton, at Barking from the Bayou! I’m so excited. Her dogs, my Chewy, mom’s Honey – what a time that should be! There will be treats. There will be photos. There will be dogs! All in Louisiana!
Then we head to Ruston to stay the night with my cousins and their kids. And their dog, Duke. Does anyone remember Duke?
Saturday morning we’ll get up early and head down to Baton Rouge to stay a few days with a couple of the cutest little imps you’ve ever seen, my niece and nephew. I might have to stop and get boudin balls on the way down. And on the way home. You’ve never had boudin balls? OMD, people. They’re AMAZING.
Back on track – the following Tuesday, my mom and I will drive through New Orleans, on down to Buras, Louisiana, my home town. I hear tell there’s not much there. Katrina swept a lot of it away. But we still have friends there, and they’ve promised us seafood, so off we go!
I’ll take my mom to meet my sister, then Chewy and I will drive to Birmingham, Alabama, where we’ll stay the night with the cutest little Dachshunds you ever want to see.
Wednesday I’ll drive to Atlanta, Georgia, where I’ll check in at the Westin Buckhead, meet my Suzy, and help set up the Jones booth for Bark World! You know there will be photos. Plenty of them. And plenty of dogs. And plenty of yummy treats for the dogs!
Monday, after Bark World, I’m meeting Chewy’s foster mom, who’s recently moved back to Atlanta. We’ll be having lunch, Chewy will hang out with his original big brother, the new dog will get to know everyone. The new dog? Oh yeah – I might be bringing an extra dog home. I didn’t tell you that? You’ll see.
Then Tuesday, driving to southern Mississippi to stay the night with and old friend I’ve never met. Wednesday, driving back to Baton Rouge. Thursday, mom, Honey, Chewy, new dog and myself will all drive to northern Louisiana and crash in a hotel somewhere.
Then Friday – HOME!!! Y’all, I’m exhausted just thinking about it all. And so excited! Meeting new dogs! Traveling with Chewy! Meeting new people! Seeing plenty of family! Driving all over the south!
So! Are you going to Bark World? Will I see you there? If not, not worries – I’ll take plenty of photos of the entire experience and tell you all about it. If so, I’ll see you there! This will be the best road trip EVER!
Until I write again …