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.

 

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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.

 

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Girls and their dogs

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, 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. 🙂

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  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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