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Two Week Roadtrip!

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Just got back from a 3,000 mile, two week roadtrip!!! I went with my friend Audrey who flew all the way from Paris to go with me. We drove through 12 different states...it was nuts! Our ultimate desination was to an amazing place in North Carolina called Barkwells. It's a resort catered to dogs! Each cabin has it's own individual fenced in yard and doggie door and the entire resort is also fenced in with a swimming pond and lots of running space! Absolutely beautiful! We were meeting up with some other Boston Terrier owners for a litlte convention. :o As we drove for two weeks, I couldn't fit all three dogs into my backseat, so poor Petey couldn't come. :( He had fun getting spoiled at Grandpa and Grandma's though! But Belle and Jelly owned that backseat and were great travelers! :thumbs up

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About two hours into the drive. :)
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Gatlinburg, TN.
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Pedukah, KY.
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More hanging out in the backseat. :)
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Metropolis, IL :D (Yes, it really exists!)

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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:36 PM
One of many roadside picnics. :)
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:38 PM
More hanging out in the backseat. :)
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Barkwells!
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Our little yard:
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:39 PM
The Great Smokey Mountains!
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:40 PM
More in Smokey Mountain National Park
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Oh oops, Jelly in one of the hotel rooms on the way to Barkwells...can't remember which city!
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Dupont State Forest
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Our porch at Barkwells :)
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Belle was obsessed with the chickens! :)
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A little dress-up on the pond (Don't worry, they don't actually wear these, it's just for pics, LOL!)
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breeze
June 26th, 2009, 10:46 PM
OMG what beautiful places to visit!!!!!

I love the pictures of hanging out in the back set.. what great travellers

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:46 PM
My Mom made them all the hoodies you see them wearing. :) Oh, and I made all their collars. :)
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Meeting up with another friend, Kelly, in Pisgah National Forest and the NC Arboredum
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:47 PM
One of our Boston Terrier Meet-ups at a local Dog Park!
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Chimney Rock:
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Another meet-up!
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One of the ladies made a cake for Belle's 2nd Birthday!
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Back on the road again!
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:53 PM
The ferry to Kelly's Isand:
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We drove around the island on a golf cart. :)
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And the girls got a hamburger for Belle's b-day. :)
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Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Met up with another friend in WI!
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Ice-cream break!
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hazelrunpack
June 26th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Wow! That looks like a really cool resort, Smiley!

Think the cabin is big enough for 10? :o

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 10:57 PM
And yet more driving. :)
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We had a GREAT trip!!!! WOW!!!! I was very impressed with how well the girls did too! They were SO happy to be home though! Jumping around like little crazies with big grins on their faces! My parent's brought Petey back home the next day and they were all crazy and happy all over again, LOL!

hazelrunpack
June 26th, 2009, 10:58 PM
What?!? You were in WI and you didn't drop in?!? :eek: Honestly, Smiley...the Pack will be SOOOOOOO disappointed! :frustrated:

:laughing:

:p

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 11:02 PM
And so he's not left out, a few of Petey in the backyard the other day. :)
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Being worshipped by Jelly. :)
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hazelrunpack
June 26th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Great pics, Smiley!! How long did it take the girls to recover from their 2 weeks of galavanting? They look pretty tuckered in that last driving pic. :D

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 11:03 PM
What?!? You were in WI and you didn't drop in?!? :eek: Honestly, Smiley...the Pack will be SOOOOOOO disappointed! :frustrated:

:laughing:

:p

I know, Hazel, I'm SOOO sorry! I didn't think of it until we were driving through that day. I was like DUH! Hazel! I'm so used to thinking of everyone here being from Canada, LOL! I'm so stupid. I would have loved to have met the pack! :wall:

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Great pics, Smiley!! How long did it take the girls to recover from their 2 weeks of galavanting? They look pretty tuckered in that last driving pic. :D

They were REALLY hyper the first two days, all excited about being back home and seeing Petey again. But then they crashed right after that! :laughing:

hazelrunpack
June 26th, 2009, 11:08 PM
I suspect, unless you somehow managed to be traveling HWY 29, we would've been off the beaten path, anyway. :D But the Pack would have loved the girls! And they always enjoy having a new licking target...urm...I mean victim...:eek:...urm, no I don't...I mean...hmmm...they always enjoy meeting new friends! Yeah, that's it. They like to meet new friends. :D

Belle and Jelly have probably been talking Petey's ears off, telling him about all their adventures. :dog:

You have to get a bigger car so next time Petey can go, too! :thumbs up

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Wow! That looks like a really cool resort, Smiley!

Think the cabin is big enough for 10? :o

Maybe one of the bigger ones! :laughing:

Mat&Murph
June 26th, 2009, 11:09 PM
What a wondeful Holiday with great shots and beautiful place and GREAT travel companions!!!! Thank so much for sharing

Smiley14
June 26th, 2009, 11:10 PM
I suspect, unless you somehow managed to be traveling HWY 29, we would've been off the beaten path, anyway. :D But the Pack would have loved the girls! And they always enjoy having a new licking target...urm...I mean victim...:eek:...urm, no I don't...I mean...hmmm...they always enjoy meeting new friends! Yeah, that's it. They like to meet new friends. :D

Belle and Jelly have probably been talking Petey's ears off, telling him about all their adventures. :dog:

You have to get a bigger car so next time Petey can go, too! :thumbs up

We went through Madison, coming from Chicago. I can't even remember what road that was, LOL! It's all a big blur in my head. :) Belle would have been up to the challenge! :thumbs up Jelly would probably hide somewhere. :laughing:

I normally fit all three in the very back, but we needed that space for the crates, suitcases, and food! We had a lot of stuff even with our trying to pack light! :)

hazelrunpack
June 26th, 2009, 11:16 PM
I94, maybe? That's the big interstate that runs up through WI to Minneapolis. If you took I94, you went through Eau Claire--that's where we used to live. We're about 45 miles from there now. :D

growler~GateKeeper
June 27th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Wow! what an adventure and all in 2 weeks :dog: :dog: The 2 pups sure looked like the enjoyed themselves & their dognaps in the car too. :D

Jelly is all grown up now :cloud9:

Happy belated 2nd Birthday Belle!! http://bestsmileys.com/birthday1/14.gif

TeriM
June 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Wow, looks like a fabulous vacation :cloud9:. You got some really great pics of Belle and Jelly but those shots cuddling on the back seat are super adorable :lovestruck:.

Petey looks great :lovestruck:. He probably enjoyed being the only child for a few weeks :laughing:.

chico2
June 27th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Smiley,looks like all of you had a great vacation,Belle and Jelly are not spoiled puppers,for sure:laughing:
and Petey with grand-ma and pa,probably loved everty minute of it.
Thank's for all those great pics!!

14+kitties
June 27th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Wonderful pics!! Looks like you had a great trip. All three pups look fantastic. And welcome back. We wondered what happened to you. :thumbs up

onster
June 27th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Looks like you had sooooo much fun!!! And so did the pups of course :)

Great job on the collars btw and the hoodies are just too cute!

mollywog
July 16th, 2009, 11:06 AM
I missed this thread! And just did a search for your collar website and found it! What an awesome trip, no wonder you were off the radar here for a while! :laughing: Belle and Jelly look like they had a great time, it must be nice that they are such great travellers. They look to be the best of friends now! :cloud9:
And I don't doubt that Petey loved his time with Grandma and Grampa- what dog (or child) doesn't love getting spoiled like that!!!?
ok- I have to ask- how many collars do P, B and J have!?!? :laughing: