It’s been raining the entire day while on the road. Chance only had one “rest stop” today. Before you think we’re so mean, not letting him out more so he doesn’t fill the van with wet dog smell (well there could be some itsy bitsy truth to that), chance does not like the rain. He really doesn’t like to get wet. Even in the hot summer, if we went to the lake, he would not go in it. The furthest he goes into the water is up to his paws.
When it is pouring out in the morning when I let him out, he turns around to come back in. Sometimes I have to push him out there to force him to go. So if we opened the hatchback and he saw rain, he would turn around and lay on his bed. Other than that, it’s been a relatively productive day despite being trapped in a vehicle for 8 hours or so.
Throughout the day, Chance would climb on top of the luggage and lean his head in between the back seats, where I’m working on my laptop, to see what’s going on.
Eric not only does ALL the driving so I can continue my freelance work while we travel, he also makes our lunch and dinner which this time, happen to be wraps! For lunch I had the turkey pastrami and spinach wrap. For dinner, I chose the chicken salad and tomato wrap. This is life as two starving artists on a road trip (not very glamorous, huh!). But Eric sure does know how to take care of me when we travel. He thinks of everything and gets us to our destinations safe and sound. What more could a girl like me ask for?
Towards the end of the trip, my laptop battery needed charging. I can either plug it into the car, or use our backup generator/charger seen here. I went with the backup charger since it was nearby and our inverter was in the front seat glove compartment. I sort of let the battery be drained to it’s last leg and I only had 60 seconds before it was going to shut down. Anyways, the charger gave me enough juice to get my layout exported and out to my client. (See, I really do have a mobile office and I really do work on our road trips!)
We get to our hotel and it’s pouring rain but I need to get the dog out for a medium-length walk. So out we go, to get soaking wet, while Eric unpacks what we need from the car.
As soon as I get back to our room, I put our remote condom on (if you don’t know what this is, see previous “travel tip” post here.) I then examine the wood laminate floor, all soaking wet from Chance. Glad Eric brought in his large blanket as well so he could dry off. This is Chance mashing his head back and forth and side to side to get the water off his face.
So after all that, and getting out of my wet clothes, I settle in to get some additional work done. And as I log in to the hotel’s internet, I learn that the password is “behappy.” Perfect ending to a rainy travel day.
Sending a special “shout out” to cousin Charlie for house sitting and to our neighbors for keeping an eye on things. When you live in the city, you’re really close to all your neighbors which means your house is always safe. Lots of busybodies abound in our neighborhood!