So, here we are - I called and booked us rooms this morning at La Quinta. A little bit pricier but when I got up this morning I wanted to make sure the last day went smoothly. They did take dogs, we could get rooms near each other and the crib was actually in place as promised. The hotel is very new and quite beautiful in a spa like way, just the right tone to launch their new move - not to mention it got 5 bones on BringFido.com. If you travel with a pet use this app, it will bring up all the hotels in the area that take dogs along with customer reviews and contact information such as if you need to call ahead, etc... The day started well, since we only had 3 hours of driving (LOL! "only" 3 hours....) we were able to take time to have breakfast.I watched Chloe who was sleeping while Delilah got to sit and stare at strangers and doors in the breakfast room. The drive was beautiful - I can't get over how beautiful it is here.
Jackson and Brandi are both really relieved to be out of Tennessee - they made some good friends there but really had a hard time of it. They will be in a hotel for a week or so until their new house is ready but they re fine with that. Thier stuff will be here by mid-June so it will be indoor camping but nothing they haven't done before. Maggie the dog traveled beautifully and is happily hanging out with her family. I'm getting re day to turn in - my plane leaves at 6:30am so I have to be there around 4:30 or so. The hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport so Jackson can take me down and then get a few more hours of sleep. I will miss them all greatly - that is the hard part
It's funny how you're always told when you become a parent - just wait til they're 18, like it's a magical number that absolve you of all responsibilty. You will never have to do another thing ever again. But that's not true because you find yourself doing whatever you have to when they need you - and doing it gladly. This has been a tiring, hard week at times - but I'm so grateful to have been able to spend the week with my son, his wife and my two granddaughters. It's actually over way too soon