It Was Only 1,987 Miles

I said that I would never do it again, but I did.

I’m referring to driving 15 hours from Aiken, SC to Houston, TX in one day, staying a day and then driving back in one day with an extra dog and a few suitcases. The purpose of the trip was to bring some of Megan’s belongings and her dog back to SC for a few weeks. She will drive them back when it’s time.



Selby getting a frontal view


This journey, however, I had help.

It was a fun road trip, with Elissa and Selby as my co-pilots. While I still provided most of the driving, it was great to have company and Elissa and I took turns finding songs to play from Pandora and YouTube, (Thankful for unlimited data)

We got to spend the day with Megan, meeting several of her friends and getting a quick tour of her part of Houston, including taking the dogs to the #1 rated Millie Bush Dog Park.  Thank’s George and Barbara.

On the return trip, we made a short detour off US 10 and stopped at a Baton Rouge, LA institution, Coffee Call for a bag of  Beignets for the ride home.

Mission accomplished and completed with no speeding tickets, no traffic jams, no doggie “accidents” and with lots of fun.







Girls and their dogs





Famous for a very good reason (photo by Elissa Creech)





Enjoyed the ride and never asked, “Are we there yet?”



About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to It Was Only 1,987 Miles

  1. P & J says:

    Welcome home! That last photo is just too cute!! 🙂

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  2. sounds like a wonderful road trip!

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  3. Lakota Grace says:

    Nothing better than a road trip with non-complaining friends!

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  4. Osyth says:

    It’s amazing how much better it is driving huge distances with a passenger even if they don’t take (or can’t, certainly shouldn’t in the case of the dogs) much of the actual driving themselves.

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  5. Writer Lori says:

    Good on ya, Ray. Nice time spent with your girls and two happy pooches to ride shotgun on the way home. 🙂


  6. Dale says:

    That is nuts…. all that driving in such a short time! But the reason was valid 😉

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  7. Debra says:

    What a good dad! That’s a lot of driving!

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