Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ready or Not!!

My van is washed, blinker fixed, and all the needed food for us and the dogs has been bought.  The list of instructions is all written out for the dog-walker, laundry done and my house is all cleaned up.  We're 'almost' ready for our much anticipated trip to Tennessee. Heavy rain is expected for the drive tomorrow.  But the forescast improves on Thursday and Friday. Rain or shine, I am like a kid before Christmas and am really excited about the trip!  

However, with the rising price of gasoline that seems to be going up every day, I just hope we'll be able to afford the gas to get there and back without having to take a second mortgage on our house!
I'm really going to miss the pups that we're not taking with us.
We've never both left the dogs before, but I know they'll be just fine! 
(Carl & Toby)
One thing I can't leave behind is my computer.  As you may know, I'm an 'internet junkie' so we are taking one with us.  Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of our trip while we're gone.  If not, look for an update by the end of the weekend when we return! 
I hope you have an enjoyable week!!  (Tanner below)

38 comments:

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Don't worry about the gas, Kim -- just go and enjoy yourself! You definitely have earned a vacation for all the things you do! :)

Looking forward to seeing some vaca pics.

texwisgirl said...

Have a safe drive and a wonderful, restful time away...

(I detest leaving my babies at home too which is why I hate to travel...)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Safe Travels!

Louise said...

I hope that you have an AWESOME trip! Drive safely and take plenty of pictures.

Lori Skoog said...

Enjoy every minute!

Sue said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing time.

Cathy said...

Hello Kim
We have that same problem with the price of petrol/gas so that price board could definitely been seen here as well - its jumped up again this past week and 'they' are blaming Libya this time for the rise
No matter what Kim, enjoy the break - take care on the road.
Cathy

Bobbi said...

I'm so excited for you. Have a wonderful, safe trip!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Mogley G. Retriever said...

The dogs could go along, harness them up and they can pull the van. That way you can save gas and have a cheap vacation.

Mogley G. Retriever

mimi said...

Kim I hope you have a wonderful relaxing vacation!!! Enjoy every minute of it. I can't wait to see pictures and hear of your adventures :)
Safe travels
xoxo
Mimi

Sharon said...

Drive carefully!!! The rain has been unreal. My internet and tv have hardly worked since this afternoon. Service stops with each new wave. I do hope you enjoy your trip, and your vacation, and your friends!

XXX

KB said...

Have an awesome time!

I like your gas price sign. It made me smile, remembering that when we did a huge trip to Montana, our longest road trip ever, diesel for our 4wd van was over $4 per gallon. We just said WTF and laughed! Gotta live...

Sheila and Bob said...

Have a wonderful trip. Drive Safe.
Look forward to photos and stories when you return.

Sheila & Bob

Miriam said...

Thanks for the laugh - and have a wonderful, restful, happy holiday!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I hope your trip turns out very good for you guys. I know you need some time away. I know how hard it is to leave the dogs. It kills me when I had to once.
Thanks for your visit Kim.
Good luck on your trip.
xx, Bambi & Fern

Jan Mader said...

Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog Kim. I wish I could take Ivy but we just don't have the room. After I rescued Sammy (all 140 pounds of him) I promised my husband I would network to find homes. It just makes me so so so so sad.

I know you understand....I will keep networking until I find her the right home....Thanks again..

Karine said...

Drive safely and have a blast!!!

As for gas prices, if you think they're bad down in the States, try our Canadian prices on for size. In Montreal we are currently paying 1.35 a liter. Convert that to gallons and we would be paying 5.40$ a gallon...if I calculated that right. I looked up your gas prices in West Virginia and they would be the equivalent of 88 cents a liter up here...We would be so happy to be paying your prices!!!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Loved the sign!
Safe travels, dear friend.
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Nancy K. said...

Oh, I wish you the most wonderful trip EVER! I hope you get to relax and have fun. Sleep in, go for long walks. Snuggle with your hubby and cuddle the lucky dogs who get to make the trip with you. I'm so happy that you are able to take this time to refresh yourself and recharge your batteries. You work so hard ~ now you get to play!

Have fun! I'm glad you're taking your computer so we can keep tabs on you...

;-)

Joanna said...

Have a wonderful break, those pups will be absolutely fine - what a super welcome you'll get on your return!!

Take care,

J
x

The Life of Riley said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday. Loved the gas price sign - our petrol prices are making headline news here too.

Sally said...

Enjoy!

Angus said...

Good to see the garage owner has a sense of humour.

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Kim
Have a wonderful vacation. Hoperfully, your pups will be posting while you're gone!

Woofs
Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! have a wonderful safe trip. Love the gas sign. Yes we are cutting back on our driving especially to the park. You will be missed by the Golden Gang ... can't wait to see you trip photos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

KT and Lady said...

Please tell the Llamas HI for me. Very nice picture of Carl and Toby. The dogs will be fine. Still thinking of handsome Hamlet and the Chub Bros.
Travel safe.
Blog only when you must! It can wait til you return.

Best, KT

Doc said...

You two relax and have a bunch of fun.

Home In The Hollow said...

I love this sign!!! have a safe happy trip!...:)JP

sophie...^5 said...

Enjoy your trip and I'll follow you on FB...

Jim said...

Have a great trip Kim! Lot's of pics please!!!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Good for you! Have a wonderful time. Can you even imagine the welcome you'll receive upon returning!???

You and I share that love of Memphis Beat, and I sincerely hope you'll be able to experience some LIVE and in living COLOR!

I wish you safe travels...

Tracy said...

Oh, have a blessedly wonderful time; relax, rejuvenate and enjoy!!
thinking of you for safe travels to Tennessee and to return home :)

Catherine said...

Safe travels to you Kim ~ I am sure you will have a wonderful time. You know your pups will be just fine but of course they will be so happy when you return! :)

Have fun!
xo Catherine

John Gray said...

have a good one....
at least you are not in the UK
£1.30 a litre!!!
or $2.11 a litre!!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hope you having fun Kim and hubby.
We are thinking of you, and know it must be AWSOME!
love
tweedles

Little Island In The Med said...

We are also daunted by the thought of rising gas prices... 2 months till we are back in the UK where it will be the equivalent of nearly $2.30 a litre!!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

that's so cute with him peeking between the knees.

Samantha said...

That is such a GREAT sign - first time I've laughed at "gas" pains at the pump! Looks like a beautiful trip you're having and a Tennessee cabin sounds wonderfully inviting - know you're having a super time! And the scenery is spectacular - can't wait to hear more!
xoxo
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom