First off, Biloxi is here. We won't make you wait until the end of the reading to find that out. Mom didn't have an opportunity to post more pictures of the trip during the day because she had to work. After work, she stopped home let us out, and then went to meet Dad at the rental car place where he was dropping off hte rental and being picked up by Mom.
We've gotten pictures emailed to us this week with short captions. Dad didn't want to try and type too much on his blackberry while driving, but now that he's back we've gotten to see more pictures and hear the full story.
On Sunday, Dad drove about 650 miles to Chattanooga, TN (the drive was very bee-woo-tiful through the Shenadoah Valley). He spent the night there and got up early to finish the driving to Jackson, MS (another 400 miles) on Monday morning. When he arrived in Jackson, he went to one of his offices and worked several hours. Next stop, China Wok, for sesame chicken followed by a twelve hour nap.
Tuesday found Dad at work again at two other offices. Nothing very exciting happened.
Wednesday started with a 100 mile drive to Hattiesburg, MS where Dad has two more offices. After working all day, he began the 185 mile drive to Tuscaloosa, MS where he met the volunteer from the shelter who delivered Biloxi. From here, Mom kept you up-to-date on the happenings for the rest of Wednesday evening. Here's a picture of their quarters last night in Trenton, GA where they arrived at 11:30 pm.
This morning, Dad woke up very early (about 4:15). He remembered it was his birthday and realized he's not as young as he used to be. There was a time (half a life ago now) when Dad would sleep in a tent this small, in the same sleeping bag, without an air mattress and there was no problems. Not so anymore... Dad was up early because he wasn't very comfortable. He laid in bed about half an hour before deciding it was time to get up and get on the road.
Turned out that the extra driving time was worth it. He was able to stop more often with Biloxi. Although, there were times he wasn't sure that Biloxi really even cared that he stopped and would rather have kept sleeping in the back seat.
This is a stop north of Knoxville, TN
Same location, Biloxi met cows.
Welcome to Virginia
Welcome to West Virginia
After 2252 miles of driving since Sunday morning, Dad finally returned the rental car. Mom and the little biped started the return trip home with him and Biloxi around 8pm. Just 45 more minutes and they would be home and we could finally meet Biloxi.
When they got here, Mom opened the garage door so they could carry in Dad's supplies for the week. It turned out that someone had hid in the garage after we went outside because he wanted to be the first to meet Biloxi. The door opened and Sky saw an opportunity to escape. Dad pursued on foot wearing crocs and weighted down with a heavy pocket knife, camera and two cell phones in his pockets. He of course couldn't keep up on two legs when Sky was on four. Mom gave the little biped to the neighbors and chased in the car. Later, Mom returned home in case Sky came back to the house. She called our doggy sitter friend Megan to help Dad look. Some time later, Sky was located 1 block from the house. It was his usual M.O. - find a house with a dog and harass the dog that's in the house or inside the fence; be so involved with harassing the other dog that he doesn't realize someone is coming up to him with a leash.
So finally, at 10:30 tonight, Biloxi was let out of his crate and we got to meet him while the bipeds ate birthday cake.
Welcome to the Kapp Pack, Biloxi, even if only temporarily.
Woo woo, Kelsey Ann!!!