Today is officially the second day of our annual vacation. Yesterday we spent the day driving – fairly uneventful if you don’t count the fact that Rolex jumped to the second row seats from the third row on top of Travis. Who promptly reacted by barfing on Rolex. Less than 20 minutes into the drive.
Good thing I picked up baby wipes for the trip – I had no idea I’d be using them to clean up dog barf off dogs though. One thing I did forget to bring (besides my vitamins, the doggy treats and chewies and who knows what else that I’ll discover when we finally get to Iowa) was these:
Princess Nagger and I had been in Target last week picking up some last minute vacation stuff when she spied them on the clearance shelf of ‘As Seen On TV’ products. I figured we couldn’t lose being that they were half price, so we bought them. And Princess Nagger insisted we ‘try them out’ which we did. You’d think having used them (successfully) for the past 5 days or so I’d remember to bring them along. I didn’t.
Princess Nagger has been super excited about the vacation (particularly the halfway stop to jump on the motel beds) but you’d think from this shot she wasn’t in that excitement mode:
I’m sure it had nothing to do with me taking pictures while she was trying to enjoy a snack of blueberries. Travis also seemed a bit disinterested in the whole excitement thing:
Rolex popped his head up from the third row seats to get a big grin from the Princess Nagger when he stuck his big nose in her face:
Which of course morphed into Princess Nagger donning her vampire teeth to try to scare all of us in the van:
Obviously Travis was unaffected by her vampire transformation as he slept contentedly in her lap.
We usually try to find a Motel 6 for our pit stop since they tout themselves to be ‘Pet Friendly’ and we’ve always lucked out and stayed at freshly remodeled locations that have updated rooms and a nice pool. Our luck finally ran out on this one in Ohio:
Where on God’s green earth is the ‘Pet Friendly’ part? There’s no grassy knoll for the boys to do their business on, and they’re quite nervous to be trotting about in the parking lot. As am I. And to add insult to injury, the pool was closed. On a steamy hot day. Something about the pump being broken, which renders the pool inoperable until they get it fixed. We had reservations for our return trip, but I think we’ll be seeking other accommodations thankyouverymuch.
Since I need to referee Bed Jumping 101 (last night), that’s it for me today – we’ll be on the road again all day today, but I’ll be sneaking in throughout the week once we arrive in Iowa to pay visits to fellow RTT participants – leave a link in the comments and I’ll be able to sneak in faster! Meanwhile, head over and visit Keely at The Un-Mom for some fun randomness and get your own Random on!