At a time where news is always negative and social media is running rampant with depressing stories, here’s one of human kindness and compassion. This is a story of how the employees at a small town Travelodge took immediate action to ensure my dog’s safety when I was rushed to the hospital.
Back in January I chose my ‘word’ for 2019. I picked “adventure” because I knew I wanted to spend time traveling, exploring and trying new thing with Wynston. And boy, 2019 has been a year of adventures so far! It’s been an incredible last six months, really. I thought it would be fun to outline our travels thus far with some statistics. Here goes!
Oklahoma was never on my “to visit” list. Like, ever. In fact, it was more likely on my “will probably never visit there” list. But things change, and I went from saying “I would never live in Oklahoma” to “I would absolutely love to live here” after visiting the beautiful state for my first time. My trip did not go as planned, however. I got really freaking sick the morning after I arrived into town. I did my best to salvage what I could of our first time there, and I got some fun pictures of the very little time we spent outside the hotel room.
I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1988. I am a Hoosier through and through, but I’ve lived in Arizona for 20 years now. Indiana is “home” but as of mid 2019 it had been 10 years since I had visited. Needless to say, I was due for a trip back, so I decided June was the perfect time. Not only was I dying to go back home but I was also super stoked to take Wynston to see where I grew up. Our trip was incredible, and I already can’t wait to go back.
Wynston and I travel a lot, and it’s rare that we take a completely flawless trip. Granted, I’ve learned how to adapt to any sort of change in our travel plans, so I’ve become a pro at improvising. However, it can be stressful when something doesn’t go as planned. Whether your flight gets cancelled, it’s raining at a destination where you planned to partake in outdoor activities, or your dog has a medical emergency, I have tips (all from experience) on how to handle the situation.