Dory and Arty Hit the Road - Part One

 Happy Monday!! Today, I, Dory, am going to tell you all about the
road trip Arty and I took last Thursday and Friday. 

You see, Mama reallllllly wants to be able to take Arty with her and I to the B.A.R. in June. In order to do that, she wanted to make sure of a couple of things. First of all, she wanted to make sure Arty and I could get along in the car for long periods of time (like 87 hours a day!). The other thing she wanted to make sure of is that she could handle us both without getting totally frazzled.  I tried to tell her she totally could do this!! You know pawrents tho, they never listen and always have to find things out by themselves!

Come On Mama!!! Let's get this pawty started!!
We got underway and headed north!  It was a beautiful day for a ride!

Arty was jealous that I got to meet the Doodz and he didn't!!
Our first stop was the Battery Point Lighthouse! I know, BIG SURPRISE (for those who don't know, Mama needs to join Lighthouse Anonymous). Anyway, Arty and I had a nice walkie. I showed Arty all the places Murphy, Stanley and I walked and even showed him the tree where we thought up the whole BAR idea!!
He may have been a tad bit jealous...cause he was giving me a raspberry when Mama took this picture (and yes, that is a lighthouse in the background.....big sigh).

Are we there yet???
After Mama took like 87 more pictures of the lighthouse (that she already has 87,000 pictures of, silly Mama). We were back on the road!

It's not always the destination, Arty. The journey is totally FUN!!
We drove east and away from the lighthouses ocean and spent the rest of the day driving through beautiful forests and rivers! 
Here is a picture of Arty and I by the beautiful Umpqua River. 
We spent most of the afternoon driving along this river. 

I am "working" the Camera Mama!!
We made sure to stop bunches to enjoy the scenery.
You know, the journey can be more important than the destination.
This was very true for this trip!

Arty, you need to smiley more!!!
We had lots of photo shoots and, although he needs to learn to smiley more, Arty did great!! It was actually great to have another pup along for the ride!!

Beautiful Umpqua River!
We took lovely walkies without getting Mama tangled up too much and we didn't argue at all!!!

Turn here Mama, turn here!!!

I kept a close eye on Mama and she really seemed to be enjoying herself!! Just as she was starting to get a bit weary we saw our #ho-tel!!!

We're HERE!!! Hurray!!
We picked a nice LaQuinta Inns and Suites to stay in Newport, Oregon!! Let me tell you, if you are ever in Newport, Oregon with your peeps, this is the place to stay!! The staff was super friendly and so were all the other pups and their peeps. 

We like "upgrade" Mama!!
When Mama checked in, they told her we had been UPGRADED!!
We weren't sure what that meant until we saw that we had our own fireplace AND spa!! We brought in our luggage (OK...Mama brought in our luggage) and sniffed everything out and ate some dinner!

Pretty sunset!
Then it was time for our evening walkie!!!

Sunset Walkies
There were tons of great smells, and Arty and I had a blast catching up on our peemail!

 Fiery Skies
The foggies in the sky helped make it a beautiful sunset walkie!

Looking regal by the fire
When we were done with our walkie, Mama unpacked and I relaxed by the toasty fire.

Chillaxing before bedtime.
Then we all stretched out to relax before bedtime!

Nighty Night!
Before I knew it, Arty and I were fast asleep!

It sure was a fun-filled first day of our Road Trip!! 
Mama was very happy about how well we had gotten along, and was relieved that it wasn't too much more work for two pups than just me. 
Join us tomorrow when Arty tells you about Day 2 of our Road Trip (also known as the day of un-ending lighthouses!)

We will have all the particulars about our Practice Road Trip over at the BAR Blog on April 19th as part of our Fourth Pee of Traveling With Your Human post!

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Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... what a great time you had. Fancy your Momma thinking she wouldn't be able to cope with the two of you. You were PERFECT, aye?? I'm sure looking forward to hearing about day 2.

MilitaryPugWife said...

That La Quinta looks nice!! I'm going to have to remember to upgrade myself if we stay there in the future!!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a beautiful road trip. So much to see. And a great place to stay.....sigh....don't think we'll ever do that.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD this is just so wonderfurs.... I canNOT wait to meet you at the BAR!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Jeanne Pursell said...

This is SO incredibly exciting!! You two look FABULOUS in all of your pictures and we can tell that you and your mom are having the best time!! Road trips are FUN!! Can't wait to see more pics...but you have to clue us in...how on earth does your mom get you to pose so perfect in each and every picture?? We love them all!!

Julie said...

Oh you do go on the most wonderful road trips Dory, I bet Arty will insist on ALWAYS coming wiv you now!
I'm sure the Hotel peeps took one look at you gorgeous pups and thought, oh yes, we MUST upgrade, only the VERY best fur these PAWFECT pups!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

Wow - you guys sure do have the life! What a fun adventure and upgraded to your very own fireplace! The fiery skies are just beautiful!

Emma said...

That looks like a really fun road trip. We love to travel with Mom.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Day one was perfect for sure - and such great places to see

Madi and Mom said...


Mark Muller said...

My momma would love to join that Lighthouise Anonymous too... where can she enter that club? I love your road trip and your howl-tel is a super place to stay... much better than the night we had at Norman Bates mommas house :o)

Oz theTerrier said...

OMD! You know I love a good road trip, Dory and day 1 of your trip sounds fantastic!!! You and Arty look so happy traveling with Mama and I am so glad you made it easy for her to bring both of you! Now, if only you could avoid all those lighthouses. BOL

Sandra said...

i am so happy for all three of you that the trial trip was a success.. you both look so cute and happy to be on the trail with mama. what a nice bed with a view of TV and a fireplace. i would love that. and all that beauty you saw... i am like mama, 87,000 photos of the same thing and still taking more... it is an addiction

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a GRAND and GLORIOUS Furst Day... except fur the Lighthouse thingy, of course.
You two did a super job of Proving your mom WRONG about not being able to get along and stuffs...
OMD OMD you had a Fire Place in your room... Too Bad you didn't KNOW that Before... you could have made S'Mores and eaten them IN BED. And then tell your mom scary Camp stories about Evil Squirrels.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What a lovely trip! It looks so warm and sunny and green. We have a ton of snow this morning!

Casey said...

Grreat trip report! Momma is a bit worried about handling two of us on such a long trip too.

Murphy said...

Wow, yous are the pawfect travelers! Me and Stanley were talking just the other day about how we all were standing around and talking about a big gathering and how cool it would be. We can't wait to shake Arty's paw in June! Oh, and mom is forcing me to say this cuz I would not say it and encourage your mom: Your outfits are so cute!

stellaroselong said...

Mom says we need to start doing that also, to make sure everything will go well when we go to the BAR. You two are so cute. Stella rose

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a wonderful road trip with such beautiful sites to see. we are SO SO HAPPY that things went well!!!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh wow, you are so lucky, that looks like a simply magnificent road trip, and I am so pleased that Arty acquitted himself with credit. Well done old boy!
Looking forward to reading about Part 2.
Toodle pip!

Madi and Mom said...

Dory if I were purrsonally coming to the B.A.R. in the furs I could teach a Mom Management Class with real live examples. MOL MOL MOL

Jean Dion said...

I love Newport! One of my favorite spots on the Oregon Coast.... After Manzanita. I think that's my favorite. Looks like I need to head out to the coast, huh?

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

WOW, that was a great practice trip!!! You both did so well. Wish we could go to the big meetup too - we would love to meet you and all the other great peeps and pups going.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

The Army of Four said...

Wow, is that ever COOL! And you are so right about it being more about the journey than the destination! The scenery is SO beautiful - and what a nice hotel room!!!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Cathy Armato said...

What a great first day of travel! You are doing so well together, Mama must be so proud. That La Quinta looks awesome, I'd love to stay thete.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Cathy Armato said...

What a great first day of travel! You are doing so well together, Mama must be so proud. That La Quinta looks awesome, I'd love to stay thete.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

So glad you are getting along! We want to meet you both! Lady and Man will be practice having us in the car more in the coming month.

Millie and Walter said...

Looks like you all did great on your trip. Arty sure needs to relax and not look so serious though. BOL!

Dachshund Nola said...

What a blast of a trip!

Ruby said...

OMD!!! What a FABulous time!!!! You guys took good care of your MOms and dealin' with her Lighthouse obsession!!! Ma says she 'gets it', butts pawsonally, I don't! What evers...
Anyhu, looks like a most FABulous day...I can't waits to see tomorrows!
Ruby ♥

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

WOW! you guys have a fireplace in your room. FUN FUN FUN road trip! LOVE that P's for road trip. We totally agree and follow it too. Hope you guys have a road trip to the beach here in SoCal and we could meet :-) Safe Travels. Golden Woofs