Sunday, January 18, 2009

Florida Vacation - Part 1

We started our road trip out on a cold and icy Saturday morning. I wasn't sure what was going on, but Mom and Dad promised that good things and good weather were ahead. Our goal was to drive 12 hours and make it to Atlanta that night, so we had our work cut out for us. The roads were pretty snowy throughout most of Northern Illinois. We were all so excited when we finally saw green grass again!
Our route took us through most of Illinois and a few hours into the trip we started seeing signs for Metropolis, IL and their giant Superman statue. Mom and Dad just HAD to stop and check it out and I got my picture taken with Superman!

Here's a closeup of me, way down low. He he!

We drove on through Illinois, into Kentucky and into Tennessee. Mom and Dad made sure I got plenty of breaks to potty and stretch my legs. I met lots of other dogs who were traveling for the holidays too!
We made it to Atlanta as planned, and enjoyed our rest time, cuz first thing in the morning we were up and on the road again. Oh, did I tell you in Atlanta I got to stay in a hotel? I even got to ride in an elevator, it was so much fun! After a few hours of driving we finally drove across the Florida state line, and guess what? It was raining in the sunshine state! It cleared up before we drove too far, so we got to enjoy the sunshine and super warm temperatures!

As we got closer and closer to Fort Myers, where Grandma and Grandpa stay in the winter, I got very anxious and was annoying Mom and Dad with my whining. Finally, we arrived and I was out of the car and running up to greet my most favorite grandparents in the whole wide world! What a great start to my vacation!
More in the next few days on Christmas and my swim in the Gulf of Mexico!
'till next time,
Kirby



17 comments:

Asta said...

Kirby
Welcome back!!!!!
This looks like a gweat stawt of a a faboolous vacation..I can't wait to heaw mowe..you look bettew than supewman even!
I bet youw Gwampawents wewe just as happy to see you!
i wide in elevatows lots of times each day, hehehfun
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Kirby mate,
Wow 12 hours to Atlanta. You could have popped in to see Jag & Ezzy Rider the airedales. Bet the pet friendly motel was fun. I wonder if they'd take 4 airedales lol.

tailwags
Noah

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Kirby.

What a long journey you had but with a fantastic end, to be with your grandparents and in the warm sunshine.

We look forward to reading about the rest of your holiday.

Molly and Taffy

Faya said...

It looks like you had great vacation. And a nice weather. I love snow but I have to admit that I miss the warm weather a lot....
Kisses, Faya

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! That is one HUGE Superman! You look teeny next to him, Kirby!
We've never been in an elevator before! That's pretty cool!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Kirby,
We love the photo that you took with Superman!!
Gee.. 12 hours drive is a long way, but I guess the warm sunshine made it worthwhile!

happy said...

A vacation! Sounds like a good start to the year! Wow, 12 hours is such a long drive! Have fun now!

Stanley said...

Hey, Kirbs!

I love that photo of you and the Superman statue. He must be HUMONGOUS if he makes you look so tiny. You and I are big Aireboys, so I can only imagine how big he is.

Looks to me like you travel very well. I've never been on an elevator before. Did you ride up and down for awhile? Did everyone in the hotel fall in love with you? I wouldn't be surprised!

Can't wait to hear all about your swimming adventures with your Grandparents!

Goober love,
Stanley

The 3 G-Dales said...

Hey Kirb ~

We 3 Griffindales know how exciting rides in the C-A-R can be! Have fun in the sun and swim in the sea if you can! What a ggodie vacation wiff the two leggeds! Take wots of piccies - ok? Beeeee Goooood!

Nose Pokes !

Lola Dale and the boys

Niamh said...

That was quite a trip. It is so fun to stay in a hotel. I like to jump on the beds! Looking forward to seeing your swimming pictures.

Your friend,
Niamh

Mango said...

I'm checking out those laser eyes on you with the superman. You must have absorbed some of his super powers.

Slobbers,
Mango

Lacy said...

w00f's Kirby, wow, watt a nice trip u had...me can ride so fur, then me gits bored...i bets ur grandpawents spoiled u bad..heehee...

b safe,
~rocky~

Comet and BLU said...

That sounds like a very long drive. We like car rides, but after a half hour start whining "are we there yet?" heheheeh.

Glad you had a great trip and made it to Florida and back safely.

The real question is .... did you pee on Superman's foot?

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Hello my four legged friend! It is I, Mr. T-Bone Beasley. I appologize for my disappearing act but life has been busy and oh so good lately! I've missed you lots!

Thanks for your awesome Christmas card! I smelled out which was yours!

I will be back to blogging soon!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Deetz said...

Woe Kirby how cool. You got to ride in an elevator...I cannot wait to hear all about the rest of your warm vacation and see pictures....I loved your picture with superman.
Deetzy

Amber-Mae said...

We hope your vacation was a joyful one!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Bae Bae said...

That looks like a pawsome vacation

~ Bae


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