5/4/15

Travel Tuesday on Monday


Happy Travel Tuesday on Monday!! 
I have cheer-leading practice tomorrow, but I wanted to tell you about the second day on my  
14 States in 10 Days Girls Road Trip with Mama!!
If you missed Day 1 you can click HERE to catch up!
Next week Mama will be creating a tab at the top of our page for our trips PLUS a few travel tips for traveling with your Canine BFF!

 Mama and I drove from Reno, NV to Salt Lake City, UT on the second day!!!



On Day 2,  Mama and I started our daily routine.  
First, I slept in while Mama took a shower and packed things up.





Then, we would take a morning walkie! It is very important to get your morning exercise in when you are going to be in a car during most of the day!!



We stayed in La Quinta's every night! 
They are very dog friendly. Since this was a spur of the moment trip, we didn't have time to do much hotel research. Mama stayed in LQ's when we did our move from Texas to California so they seemed like the best bet for this road trip too!!




Anyways, after our morning walkie,  I would hop in the car (Mama would buckle me up for safety) and waited for Mama load our suitcases into the car!


Then we hit the road!! 
We stayed on I-80 for all of Day 2 (along with day 3 and day 4)!  In Nevada, I-80 is part of The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway!



I-80 in Nevada is also close to the California Trail, one of the trails that wagon trains used to travel to California!!!




We saw lots of mountains in the distance. Mama says these are the beginning of the Rockies!



I was amazed at how big they were!!! 
(and also a bit tired!)


....and how pretty!!!




Of course, I made sure we made lots of stops to stretch our paws!




With all that pretty scenery, Nevada just flew by and before I knew it we were in Utah!!!
We stopped at the Bonneville Salt Flats and noticed the mountains were getting even BIGGER (you can see them behind the sign)!!




OK...maybe not on this side of the road. This side on the road had all the salt! Yep...that isn't snow (it was actually around 70 degrees outside), this is SALT!! Very cool, huh?!




Only another couple of hours and we arrived at our hotel!! Mama unloaded our luggage and, after we ate dinner,  we headed out for a sunset walkie!!


Just look how pretty the sunset was!!!



After a quick game of tuggy, Mama and I fell asleep.
All in all this was a GREAT day 2!!


We hoped you enjoyed Day 2 of our Road Trip! 

Join us next Tuesday (our regular day) for Day 3....Utah and Wyoming!!!

25 comments:

Whitley Westie said...

What pretty mountains!

Ya could make a lotta margaritas wif all dat salt . . .

Mitch and Molly said...

What beautiful scenery and what a fabulous adventure, Dory!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Earl Lover said...

Wow, I agree with the amazing scenery!

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Angel Pip and Ruby said...

This is so fun! Those mountains are enormous, but so beautiful. I didn't know that La Quinta was so dog friendly - good to know.

Emma said...

Love your road trip reports. Can't wait for the next one. My mom always wants to get where we are going, so she never stops much to take photos, just quick potty, snack, water, drive. We need to take more time.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that was some pawsome road trip you took and so many cool things you got to see

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD you went through a TUNNEL??? Was it as Fun as RUBY's is???

Were there BUBBLES???
We love your Motel... that is grrrreat that they were good to You while staying with them...
OMD the WHITE scared us... we were afraid it was Snow... butt it was SALT ... which is what we put on Snow to make it go away.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Love how you called dibs on the bed.

Sandra said...

that is a lot of traveling in one day and mama is so lucky to have you to talk to and sleep with on the trip... so much beauty out there. hubby wants to drive on the salt flats

Two French Bulldogs said...

You go girl! You must be exhausted
Lily & Edward

Bailey said...

Looks like a fun trip. Thanks for the tip about La quinta. Good to know.

Idaho PugRanch said...

OMD Dory! you were very close to us in SLC - only a few hours!
Thanks for the tip about LaQuinta!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Madi and Mom said...

DORY WHAT AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL SCENERY YOU SAW. WOW DRIVING WITH MOUNTAINS ALL AROUND WOULD BE SO NICE.
LA Q HAS A VERY GOOD REPUTATION. OUR FRIEND MOLLY IN Or AND HER PEEPS ALWAYS STAY AT LA Q.
YOU SURE DO WAKE UP ALL PURRTY W/O A FUR OUT OF PLACE.
I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Madi and Mom said...

ps I WILL HAVE TO ENJOY YOUR TRAVELS...THE ONLY PLACE i TRAVEL IS TO/FROM THE VET 2 X A YEAR. MOL MOL MOL

Madi and Mom said...

ps DORY WE ARE PAWTICIPATING IN fLOWER FRIDAY WITH YOU THIS WEEK!
HUGS MADI

Susie and Sidebite said...

Now you're making us so jealous...wish we were seeing all that beautiful country with you.

The Mad Scots

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Another great day of travel, Dory. Those mountains are impressive. You got some great scenic shots. We are going to have to remember that about La Quinta in case we ever get to go on a big trip like you did.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Murphy said...

Did your mom let you drive a race car on the Salt Flats? Did you see the weird concrete tree too?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

PS - Tomorrow the Blogville Barkers debut in their furst practice!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMW this trip is just the bestest... and I was wondering about the staying in hotels and stuff, but you answered that now! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Marg said...

Wow, what a great trip you are having and we are loving all the pictures and stories about the travels. Bet you and the Mom were tired. Take care.

KB Bear said...

Before we had a camping van, we were big fans of LQ too! They are so nice to dogs.

What amazing traveling - long distances and seeing such beauty. Wow!

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for bringing us along on your big adventure.

Chef Sasha said...

I enjoyed every minute of that. What an exciting adventure for the woman of the family. I am glad you had lots of stops to stretch your paws and maybe a cookie or two. Did you sleep a lot in the car?


Loveys Sasha

The Army of Four said...

Those mountains are so cool! We don't have any here in Kansas. I think we should import some!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Matilda's Journey said...

Wow! What a trip! So impressed. Beautiful piccies!