More trip details are included in this post. This is the exciting part. If you haven’t caught up on recent posts, you should check out THIS ONE and of course THIS OTHER ONE. They both have important (and fun!) news.
So, here we get into some of the nitty-gritty...
The Jewett family is going to be driving across the US from Washington to get to the dog class in Xenia, Ohio. This means they’ll be driving with four kids (yes, all of them are coming along), three adults, and one dog on the way back. The drive is 5,126 miles round trip.
WHEW! It’s going to be really really fun. It’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be tiring, and it’s going to be messy. All these things are certainties. Yes, there will probably also be some bickering and a lot of questions like, “Are we there yet?” and, “Can I have my snack?” And you better believe we’ll mapping our rest stops according to Starbucks locations (kind of joking, kind of not).
But, even with all the “hard” parts, there will also be some visits with family, and special sight-seeing and miscellaneous stops along the way. It's not going to be a straight drive-all-the-way-through kind of trip.
So, if you haven’t guessed already, we’re going to be fundraising to help pay for the trip. Expenses to drive with everyone isn’t cheap, but seriously, who doesn’t love a nice summer road trip?
The Homewood Suites hotel in Xenia has already been booked for the two week dog class, and it’s a pretty nice place...
- 2 bedrooms with kitchenettes
- full breakfast each morning
- dinner four nights a week
- same hotel that most of the 4 Paws families will stay (BONUS!)
- (obviously) allows service animals
If you want to make donations towards our accommodations, you can contact Homewood Suites and speak with Steven Brown (4Paws Sales Manager) or Brian Wipprecht (General Manager).
Also, Ann Jewett (sometimes referred to as Corey’s Mom, or Grandma Ann) is coming on the trip as well. She will be flying in--she's scheduled to arrive the weekend before the dog class starts.
So basically, we’re all excited to be a part of this adventure, and we can’t wait for Rosalie to finally meet her dog the first day. Please be praying for all the details of the trip... from safe travels, to no car troubles, to inexpensive gas prices, and of course, good attitudes the whole way!
Thanks so much for checking in with the progress of this journey--we’re so thankful for you!