Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ohio Adventure - Part 1

I decided to break up my adventure into to several shorter posts.

We had intended to leave on 1 March, but the weather along the travel route was going to be very bad. Snow and freezing rain, and Dog Dad says, if you don't have to drive in that stuff, stay home safe and warm. So after a two day wait, we departed on 3 March. The weather in Key West was around 79 F and as we drove through Florida, the weather was in the high 80s. We reached Valdosta, Georgia that night and the weather was cool around 52 F. Dog Dad put on the sweatshirt and blue jeans, and I just loved the cooler temperatures.
Are We There Yet?
At a Rest Stop in Georgia 
Rest Stops Were Fun
Taking in the Sights, Sounds and Smells
We left the next day about 9 AM, passed through Atlanta and made Cincinnati, Ohio on 4 March. Total drive time so far was about 22 hours. During the drive Dad at times got a little misty eyed as remembered previous trips with Essex and Deacon. It was getting dark by the time I made my first encounter with snow in Kentucky. The stuff is cold, and when I sank six inches into a drift I jumped up and Dad laughed. When we finally arrived in Cincinnati, I met Clyde. Clyde and I liked each other right away. Clyde told me about his memories of Great Auntie Essex and Uncle Deacon, and that I was a fine collie pup. The hoomans talked about them too. I could tell those memories warmed up Dad's heart.
Cousin Clyde Had Tall Tails To Tell
Clyde at Rest
The next day we drove up to the Cleveland, Ohio area. Tomorrow, I will show you some pictures of me in the snow.

Dog Speed,

Sherman

3 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

you got to love an adventure and getting to play in your first snow - once you get past the first feel of cold it is such wonderful stuff to play in

Dawn said...

I'm glad you got to go on an adventure with Dog Dad! I'm sure you made the trip a lot more fun than if he had to do it all by himself. And you help ease the sadness a bit too, just by being you.

Timothy said...

Sure sounds like you a fun trip! We can't wait to hear about the rest of your adventures... Glad to see that you made it home safe and sound!