|Crossing the bridge at Louisville.|
If you travel with animals you know what I'm talking about when I say good hotels are hard to come by. Especially ones that will allow 2 dogs, one of them being over 50 lbs. I am pleased to report however that I've found an oasis in the dessert of options. Aloft Hotels! I stayed at one just south of Nashville and they couldn't have been more accomodating. The other aspect of staying at hotels with dogs is that most who accept pets are, shall we say, not the nicest places. Now when I'm traveling by myself I'm more cautious and more willing to spend a little extra to ensure I'm staying in a safe and clean place. Aloft however was very reasonable. Rooms were between 100 and 130 for the night & I can't say enough about how nice the hotel was. My room was classier than my house and the facilities were modern and fun. The only thing I wish they had was an included breakfast but they had nice options to purchase. Here's Gidget freshening up in our mammoth walk in shower.
So we made it in one piece but I'm sad to say the girls contracted a bad case of fleas in our second week. And I know what you're thinking but yes, I treat them with Frontline every month. After a few days we have it under control but I felt awful for the girls watching them itch. I've been talking to my fellow coworkers in the dog world and have heard rumors about some fleas becoming immune to Frontline. Plus the fleas down here are way worse than at home in Chicagoland because they don't have a harsh winter to kill them off like we do. Just an fyi to think about for anyone traveling or living in the south, make sure you think about your flea treatment regimen this year.
I've been crafting down here too. Yep I brought my sewing machine to keep myself occupied in my down time. I'm hoping to have an update by some time this upcoming week so stay tuned.