Road Trippin' with our dog

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Today, I would like to share how we went Road Trippin’ with our dog, Tux.

Tux is really a grand-dog, who came to visit, and struck up a deep connection with Mr. B….known as Pappa Joe in our family.

It looks as though he is here to stay since his original family now has a beloved cat…who wants to be the head of the household!

We lost both of our family dogs when our children were older but still at home, and we have not owned a dog since then.

Going road trippin’ with a dog is our first time…in a very long time…with all kinds of new experiences in a dog friendly world.


Road Trippin' with our dog

Our first road trip with our dog took us on a journey to north Texas, with a stop at our favorite hill country town, Frederiksburg, a pet friendly community.

Road Trippin' with our dog

We stopped first at the city park in the middle of Main Street so that Tux could stretch his legs…a beautiful place to begin our walking time. 

Road Trippin'n with our dog

What I immediately noticed is how many new friends you make with a dog…those who have dogs want to always say hello and those who love dogs, acknowledge the dog and the owner.

We saw many couples in our age range who also were traveling with their pets.

Road Trippin' with our dog

We were so pleased to find an “all-about-dogs-store” on Main Street called Dogologie.  We needed a collapsible water bowl for Tux.

The employees were so nice and a great resource for dog-friendly restaurants complete with their menu reviews!

I want to thank them for their sponsored “Poop Bag Stations” around town to keep their town clean!!  On the way home two days later, we found ourselves in need of the stations!

Road Trippin' with our dog

Soon after the store visit, we chose the patio of Burger, Burger  for lunch where Mr. B and Tux throughly enjoyed the experience.

I found a delicious veggie burger on the menu…highly recommend!

Going to my daughter’s was easy with many of these options available…coming back was not.

It was raining and there was no place we could go with Tux (many places closed early that day), so we just made a quick stop for a walk and headed on home!

Road Trippin' with our dog

Some stores would allow us to go in and carry the dog…with his size that is pretty easy…

Others would not, but the city has quaint places to sit outside of most stores and we could go in individually if we desired to see the new merchandise.

We shop Frederiksburg often, so we are aware of what we will usually find there.

\Road Trippin' with our dog

One thing I definitely needed was to take treats to my three grandsons and this bakery met the need!

They loved the Chocolate Chunk…really big…cookies!!


Road Trippin' with our dog

I ended up enjoying what I wore…it gave me confident style…was comfy…and did not wrinkle during the drive.

The pieces I previously owned here were my JJill light denim jeans; my BZEES sandals (great for walking); and my Soft Surroundings necklace.

I recently came home with this Karyn Seo topper from Dillard’s.  It is actually called the Ana Embroidered Print Silk Blend Shawl Collar Cardigan.

I was able to size down to a Medium…and I bought it because of the colors, and the messages of creativity, approachable, confidence.

Recently, I purchased two Universal Thread Company V-Neck Tees at Target, on sale for $7 each.  I bought the RUST and LIGHT ORANGE.

These are great tees to wear as layering pieces or alone.  They are excellent quality…and I may get more in other colors for layering or wearing alone.

Chico’s actually has a prettier version of the necklace I am wearing here, it is called the Convertible Multi-Strand Horn Necklace. 

Road Trippin' with our dog

All in all, this was an enjoyable and successful first trip with our little dog, Tux.

There are a few challenges, but in this dog-friendly environment, we were able to easily overcome them.

We did learn that we need to activate child locks on the windows…he kept jumping up and rolling (do we still say rolling?) them down!

Would anyone else like to share your experiences traveling with pets?  We would love to hear.  Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you………………………………………


By Pamela Lutrell



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