Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We finally made it!!!

So finally, after all of the work delays, and snow delays, and blah-blah-whatever delays, we finally made it to southern Utah!!!!

Mom had the car packed two days ago (before the massive snow storm), and so after everyone recovered from all the snow removal yesterday, Mom and Dad were ready to go to southern Utah this morning. TaiChi got us up at about 6:45am, and so by 7:45am, we were in the car and ready to go.

Abby and I were in the back seat (with a pile of stuff secured behind us).

TaiChi can't be trusted to be in the back seat with us, and really doesn't like being in her crate, so she rode slept in the front where Mom's feet were supposed to go. (Mom's feet were all folded up so TaiChi would have plenty of room.)

TaiChi slept pretty much the whole time. Except for when she was moving around getting comfortable; but since Mom gave her fluids before we left, TaiChi traveled pretty well.

Here we are driving down our street this morning; it was 19 degrees out!

And while the road down Parley's Canyon was clear (unlike yesterday where it was open on to vehicles with chains or four wheel drive all morning) you could see snow where there was none a few days before.

Once we got out of the canyon, the roads were clear, and the weather was fine, so I checked out the scenery,

And Abby napped. And napped. And napped some more.

Seriously, she napped like almost the entire 4.5 hour drive!

See what I mean?!?

Finally, we reached Mom's favorite part of the highway: where you can legally drive how fast she usually drives! ;-)

Actually, Dad drove the entire way down, and he pretty much sticks to the speed limit out of respective for their car insurance premiums!

Finally, we saw the sign we were all looking for:

Yay! One mile to the winter home of the House With Wheels!

And then we were there - the storage unit that housed the House With Wheels.

To Mom and Dad's great pleasure, the HWW (House With Wheels) started right up as soon as Dad turned the batteries on, and after much help from the guy working at the storage facility, Dad was able to maneuver the HWW out of the storage space (it was a REALLY tight squeeze!). We were ready for the final part of the journey!

We made to to Zion River Resort with no issues, and Mom and Dad got us settled in very quickly! (For the record it was 67 degrees here this afternoon!)

And Abby got her first taste of life in the HWW. I think she'll be a pro at it in No Time!

Here's the view out our front door!

Mom and Dad are hinting at our first hike tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have some cool hiking pictures for you!

*kissey face*

PeeEss: Mom says it is supposed to be 75 degrees tomorrow, and she's quite happy about this!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan I please have your weather?!?

PeeEssWoo: Psssst...don't tell anyone but that's my mom's favourite speed too!

The Two Country Poodles said...

What a fun trip. Glad the HWW did alright and you were able to spring it from HWW jail.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

bermudabluez said...

Glad you had a safe trip and you are OUT of the snow belt!! Temps at 67 are much better for hiking!! XOXO from Chloe & LadyBug LOVED all your pics!!

The Thundering Herd said...

Our hu-dad is impressed. That is a very tight parking space for the HWW.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, you made it! Your house with wheels is just awesome! What a way to travel! We can't wait to hear all about your hike!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jan said...

We hate snow and cold weather, but mostly we sleep in cars like you do.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Dory and the Mama said...


Sorry...that was Mama, she just loves all your Mama's scenery shots!

Me? I am once again going to spend the Spring and Summer begging Mama for my own HWW!!!


BRUTUS said...

Hooray! So nice of you to let Abby share your couch! Iwas thinking maybe she'd have to take Mr Bufus' old spot undre the sink BOL!

Snorts, Brutus the Frenchie
pee ess - I have no idea why, but my dad wants to know what year the HWW was born! Sillt daddies!

1000 Goldens said...

Fiona, it appears that Mini-Me is fitting right in, napping in the HWW and such. Tell Mom to keep it under 85, okay?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Glad to see you finally coud hit the road!
Looks like it was a nice and relaxing trip!
I hope you had your hike!
Kisses and hugs

Mickie said...

What fun! Abby is travelling well, not getting sick or anything (It could be so much worse Fi)...
Have a great time~

Ms. ~K said...

Have fun and be careful!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack,Sassy,and Buddy

Amber and Nala said...

How fun...sunny and warm, I am jealous! Abby is getting so big...she is looking more like you everyday Fiona. :) But you are still the queen. :)


Kari in WeHo said...

so glad you finally made it and can start enjoying the house on wheels!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yoo store yore howse on weels in a hurricane??? it must be incredibly sturdy!!! ok bye