Today was the start of our cross-country adventure to San Diego, California to start our new life together. We’ve been so excited preparing for this day! Today’s destination: Savannah, GA for some Southern comfort and good country cooking for two sunny days. We can’t wait!
We got Achilles loaded into the car this morning and said our temporary goodbyes to John’s parents as they wished us well on our adventure. A quick pit stop for coffee at Royal Farms and we were on our way heading down I95 to Georgia!We weren’t sure how Achilles would handle the car, but he seems to be loving it so far. He basically just sleeps in the back seat. I made him such a comfy bed back there that I’m almost jealous and may make him share that comfort.
We decided to wake him up just outside of Richmond, VA to stop at a dog park. We found it through our iPhone’s Eukanuba Dog Park App that gives us info on pet friendly places to stop all along the way. Very cool app. A little frisbee and fetch in the sunshine and we were back on route to Savannah.
In preparing for our trip, Carmen (John’s mom) reminded us about 1,000 times to fill our gas tank every time we stop, to take care of each other, to rest and go slow, and whether we needed to take frozen water bottles and medicine. I teased her that we’re not going on a jungle Safari- just going down the 95 to the 10 where there are convenience stores, tourist information and shops every 10 feet. Then this morning, just as I was about to start crying in the midst of my goodbyes, my tears become laughter as I see a pocketnife style rescue tool, Xifaxan (a medicine that prevents wicked GI problems like those you can get in 3rd world countries), and tubes of Hydrocortisone cream sitting out for us to take on the trip- all gifts from my father in law, George. Hilarious. Well, George I hope you’re reading this because I already used the hydrocortisone cream on a wicked mosquito bite that I got in Wilson, NC while Achilles took a pit stop in the grass. And for anyone else reading- you may appreciate that the tube is labeled “Analpram” – cleary the hydrocortisone cream of choice for colorectal surgeons like George- and very effective on bites on arms (and apparently other places as well). :-
We are on the road now- John drank a 5 hour energy drink and is wired listening to Credence Clearwater Revival as Achilles snores stretched out in the back seat. My boys- love it.
We will be spending 2 nights in Savannah and taking some tours, etc. – and of course we have a list of restaurants we’re just aching to try. It will be fun! The hotel has a bed and toys ready for Achilles when we arrive- and we have a doggy nanny waiting to play with him so we don’t feel guilty getting out and exploring Old Towne Savannah without our little guy. Looking forward to it.
More to come…..
Carolyn (and John & Achilles)