Katara travelled like
she’d been doing it all her life. There was no stomach upset that I could tell although she didn’t eat the entire 22 hrs we were on the road. Mostly she just drank water. When we pulled into rest areas she explored happily, didn’t meet a stranger the entire trip and every dog was her new best friend. It was a pleasure to travel with her. I was amazed at how very well she did.
Marti greeted Katara with, “Welcome to your forever home” and they hit it off right away. Katara is truly a special dog and a lucky one to get a great home although she tested it right off by having a bm behind Marti’s couch within 15 minutes of arrival. Marti took it very well and still wanted Katara, lol.
Marti very kindly offered us a bed for the night and we were so grateful. It floored me she would do such a thing considering she didn’t know us at all. I hope we weren’t too much trouble for her. She was up early, bonding with Katara by giving her treats and going for a walk together. All before we were up! She made me some Oolong tea I think it’s called. It hit the spot!
Marti took these picture the morning after we arrived.
The next picture is of me and Katara.
The next pictures I took.
Marti and Katara.
Paul took the pictures of me, Marti and Katara.
Here is Katara’s other room mate. Nya.
We didn’t get to talk about writing much. I really hated that but it was more important that Katara start bonding with Marti. I hope we will get to talk more about it in the future.
After we left Katara and Marti we looked around. Marti recommended The Plaza, a lovely area. In looking around we stumbled across the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and went in there for awhile. We spent the night about 100 miles out of St Louis and Saturday morning went to the Gateway Arc. After we left there we started home but in Indiana about 40 miles out of Louisville, KY our tire went flat so we stayed the night in Kentucky and spent Sunday morning getting it repaired. The rest of Sunday we travelled home and arrived about 11:30pm.
On the way up we travelled from North Carolina to Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri. On the way back from Missouri to Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Seven states in four and a half days, have mercy. Eight if you want to count NC. Our GPS is a wonderful thing but I told Paul next time we were telling it instead of it telling us.
We had a wonderful, albeit exhausting time. I loved Missouri, it is a beautiful state and maybe we’ll visit again sometime.
Thank you Marti for being everything I thought and hoped you would be. A great woman with a big heart.