I left around 1:15 PM (CST). Traffic was better going home than it was coming in. The boys were real quiet until somewhere west of Indy when Brick started crying about every 45 minutes. I could get him to quiet down by lowering his window or turning on the rear air.
I know what he wanted. He wanted to ride in the front seat. I wasn't going to have any of that.
Finally, I couldn't take it anymore. I pulled into a rest stop about 20 minutes from my ex's house to let them out.
Zeke, who behaved like an angel the whole way, peed & pooped for me.
Brick, just peed and sniffed around.
So I loaded them back in the car and drove to my ex's. Got there about 8:45 PM (EST). They greeted us outside and the first thing I said to my ex was, "I need your backyard".
I had to carry him out to her yard because he's afraid of the grill that's right by the rear stairs. So I carry him out to the far corner where he begins to pee on all of her vegetables and newly planted flowers.
FINALLY, he takes a big dump.
Now he has a spring in his step and he's doing his happy prance.
Zeke, in the meantime, is rolling around in the yard like Harry was a Purina farms. He must've found something good.
So we all say our sad "see ya laters" to Zeke & Brick (I'm hoping they come up to Syracuse at the end of August for our State Fair), I load Brick in the car and off we go. It's now 9:18 PM (EST). I let Brick in the front seat. As soon as we start moving, he splays out along the seat & console and falls asleep. I guess he really had to poop!
I drive until 12:38 AM (EST) where I pull off in a rest stop (just inside the PA-OH border) for some sleep. I ended up sleeping 5 hours in the car. Didn't expect that. So I get Brick out for potties. I had to wait to use the bathroom because a motorhome full of Mennonites pulled up & packed the bathrooms.
We got back on the road at 6:30 AM and it was smooth sailing all the way to Syracuse.
I got home at 10:30 AM (EST) and I've been running around all day with chores.
I finally got a chance to relax at about 5 PM.
And it was all worth it!!
(except next time, I'll take a 3rd day off so I can stay for the Sunday evening activities.)
|Wow! That's quite a drive! Was happy to see Zeke along with Brick.....and of course you. Glad you are safe at home and Brick is comfortable again. |
|Wow Mark, that is a lot of driving for a weekend! I'm glad it was worth the drive. I really enjoyed your pics and your detailed reports. Get some well deserved rest!|
|oh,Mark, what we do for our furkids!! It was so fun seeing Zeke and Bricks together again! It is so obvious they are really best friends!!! Thanks for attending~~~~|
|Glad you are home ok. I read your story just after eating some sliders from Krystal. Laughed so hard my stomach hurt more then usual after eating those things. |
We just stopped in Atlanta for the night. 9 hours on the rode is enough for me. Gigi and bogey did great
It was truly a pleasure meeting you, zeke and brick. Would have been nice to have another paisan Sunday night at the Hill.
|Too funny Mark! Glad you made it home ok! Loved meeting Brick and Zeke! Tagged the photo for you!|
|We are still traveling home. Another 9 hour drive today. It was worth it!|
|Happy you made it home safe and sound!|
|Not home yet|
|It is6:47 pm We just got in the house. Will post some photos later|
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