I’m taking full advantage of the free high-speed wireless internet at the motel here in Columbia, MO to bring you yet another NaBloPoMo post (and keep March NaBloPoMo alive and well for me).
I opted not to visit Axel tonight, even though I do so want to see him, to give him a better chance of doing well tomorrow. There’s a possibility he will be less than attentive to his “career” if he knows I’m around. It is actually not uncommon for a dog to show poorly when his or her owner or other loved one is nearby, because that person is a major distraction for the dog. If he knows I’m here, he might be looking for me instead of concentrating on being his handsomest self.
Plus, I need all the sleep I can get tonight. Not only it is daylight saving time “spring forward” weekend, I have apparently turned into a major driving wuss because the 6-hour drive really sucked the life out of me. It would have been far worse if I did not have a brand-new vehicle for the trip. My old minivan might not have even completed the trip, and if it had, the brief but torrential rainstorms along the way would have surely leaked into the damaged passenger-side sliding door.
The ride from Chicago to Columbia does not have the most exciting scenery in the country either. There was a lot of this:
and some of this:
and even more similar to the first photo.
Going to watch the news and then get some sleep. Wish us luck tomorrow: Axel for the show and me for the loonnnng drive home!