Prologue: Road Trip


Aroo! Dis Banjo heer.  Soon we leaving our home in Barklyn, Noo York and gonna be living in Los Angeles.  Soon I be a California dog.  I not know wot dis means.  But mah hoomins tell me I gonna like it and it smell good.

Hoomins say dere is no more snow in a Los Angeles. I like a snow. Is a fun! But is cold and sumtimes is hurt my paws.

In California, dere is a sunshine. I like a sunshine. I a Shyhound, so I skinny wiv short furs. In da snow I wear a jacket.  I not needing a jacket in California. Dis say my hoomins.

I looking forward to running in Runyon Canyon Park. An in San Diego, dere is a speshul place called Dog Beach.  Is a sand and I can dig it. Is a by da ocean.

Wot is a ocean?

Mah hoomins and me, we driving across the country. Iz a big car trip.  I like a car trip.

I tell you all about my car trip. Hoomins say we maybe driving dis:

Barkyln, NY to Swedesboro, NJ

Front Royal, VA Lexington, VA – via The Skyline Drive

Elizabethton, TN Trussville, AL – via a frendly dog run in Roanoke

Gnashville, TN Shreveport, LA – via Jackson, MS

Hot Springs, AR Austin, TX – via Balch Springs neer Dallas

Austin, TX – a lubbly weekend wiv my doggie pal, Elijah

Lubbock, TX Van Horn, TX – via Hill Country

Socorro, NM – via Las Cruces and White Sands National Monument

Gallup, NM – via Santa Fe, wich has da best dog run evah!

Williams, AZ – via da Painted Desert/ Petrified Forest and da Grand Canyon

Needles, CA

Escondido, CA

Bonus post from Lauren – Eleven Top Tips for Taking Your Dog on da Road

Does you have any suggestions for dog-frendly fings along da way? Dere is lots of places weh they not let Shyhounds inside.  Like places for hoomins to goes eeting.

Stay chewned for Shyhound road trip. I share all exciting doggie fings wiv you. Like nice off-leash parks. And comfy fings for a dog in a car. And nice fings for hoomins when dey travel wiv a dog.


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1 Tina February 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I’ll check Austin and Lubbock and see what I can find for you!


2 Tina February 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I think you will like this link! I think there will be more in Austin than in Lubbock, though! Just my opinion. Lubbock is 90 miles from me! I go there on ocassion–usually to spend $!


3 Tina February 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm
4 shyhound February 9, 2011 at 5:08 am

Aroo! Fangs, Tina!

Yeah, we’ve chosen Lubbock because it breaks up a long drive between Austin (where we have friends) and Santa Fe. Lubbock seems quite dog-friendly (thanks for the link!), but if you have an alternative suggestion en route from Austin to Santa Fe, we’d love to hear it!


5 Tina February 20, 2011 at 4:31 am

Lubbock is a great place, but if you like Chinese food and get hungry before you hit the last stretch on the way there, there is a Chinese place right off of I-20 @ Sweetwater. You should see a Wal-Mart and such and it is up in that mini-mall area behind Wendy’s and next to Cato’s. They make all orders fresh too and the prices are great…I was looking for places with Indian Cuisine, but West Texas is hell on Earth for finding anything like that. I didn’t check Lubbock yet, but I could find NOTHING beyond Austin. The problem in TX is a lot of places don’t let dogs inside unless they are seeing eye dogs…Wait! Got a cane and a pair of Oakleys handy? LOL ***Grins sheepishly here***! I hear France is very good about letting pets in and giving food for them…Oh well, can’t blame a gal for tryin’! Have a great weekend! 😉 I’ll keep checking! “Gopher out!”

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