No, this entry isn’t really about walking and conditioning your dog. It’s about our trip into the great unknown. Our first vacation that doesn’t involve some dog event as the main course of action and I’m so freaking excited!
Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we are heading down to Virginia. More specifically, we’re heading down toward Virginia Beach/Chesapeake/Portsmouth for four days before swinging up toward Washington D.C./Arlington. It’s that time of the year that we get a week off of work and this year we intend to take advantage of it. Getting to see friends and be ‘tourists’ for the first time in a long time is definitely a worthy reason to take a road trip.
We’ll be loading up the dog mobile with our gear and the gear of four of the five dogs. We would be taking five, but unfortunately, Duo doesn’t travel well. The stress of a long road trip does his system no good so he gets to stay behind and enjoy a week’s vacation as the only dog with Grandpa. Luna, Lyric, Ryker and Mika, however, think that traveling is very awesome and they can’t wait to be going.
The one unfortunate thing is that BSL has limited our choice in areas to stay in up in the Washington D.C. area since a few of the less expensive hotels are in areas where there are restrictions. We won’t put our dogs in that risk and so are avoiding those areas and spending a bit more money for a canine family-friendly vacation. It sucks, but it is what it is when it comes to the response to owning an APBT because of the irresponsibility and management of others who have ruined it for the whole.
So, right now, it’s t-minus less than 24 hours before we hit the road. So excited!