I thought I would leave at 3pm, ended up leaving around 11pm instead, should have given myself a week. Everyone was correct – I am crazy. Thanks to Winnie D. for being a trooper and not complaining about how long it was taking. Maybe you stuck around for the sweet ride? 😉
Renting is always fun – we rented a Jeep Commander and it was super fun to drive! (Even if I did have to break down the giant dog kennel to fit all my stuff.)
We arrived at the hotel uber late, and after only a few hours of sleep, I decided to let a comatose Winnie D. sleep in while I took a whiney Mocha to the Continental Cargo Bldg to check-in for her flight. I got her there early, got the kennel together in the rain, and then proceeded to somehow cause the Jeep to go into lock-down mode with Mocha in the car. After a few minutes of absolute terror, I figured it out, or rather the Jeep fixed itself.
I got Mocha checked-in and she instantly made friends with her travel partner – a drug dog that was “too friendly”. The government was shipping him off to Montana to work search and rescue instead…I hope he never has to rescue a pothead. FYI the Continental reps at the other end of the animal help line are full of misinformation and way too uptight about it. The actual guys that processed Mocha’s check-in were very laid back.
Here are some photos of Mocha’s journey. I’m glad I got to see her actually being loaded on both planes – it was kind of like seeing your luggage on the conveyor belt and being happy it’s not lost.
And here is my Moving Day Oscar speech:
Special thanks to friends and fam for helping me move – Sonya and David, Uncle Pat, Uncle Mike, Snatches, the Grands, the Rents, and Winnie D! I could not have done it without you!