5 Days and 5 States Since The Last Post....
OMG Sorry for the silence you may have thought:
But we are fine!!!! There were some setbacks this week but we powered through them; It's been a minute since a post so this may be a long one! Since I last wrote I have been in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We are about 4 hours outside of Seattle and should make it there Friday.
Since Missouri, Miss Wiggles has had a cough--over the next week or so, it got steadily worse, to the point where she needed medical attention; she has always had a bit of a cough, but since she is so old we can't take any chances with her health. Unfortunately we were in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which is terrible. The whole state of Wyoming is completely unnecessary (in my opinion). Since we were going to be in Salt Lake City where Doug's sister lives the next day, we asked her if she knew anyone who could recommend a vet. Her friends recommended Willow Creek and they were able to see her on Sunday. They ran some tests and came to the conclusion that she most likely picked up a bug in Missouri (where we had to board her) and gave her some hydrocodone & and antibiotic in addition to a shot containing some meds.
She was totally fine Sunday night, albeit super high from the shot. We checked into our SUPER MORMON Air B&B. Seriously, this place was LDS city. There were affirmations everywhere, no pictures of them or their children, and the ac barely worked (we slept on the floor downstairs where it was semi cold. We went to sleep and met Doug's sister and her fiance on Monday the 4th. They are avid outdoorsy people and members of the Snowbird Ski Resort thingie, so they took us up there in the morning. There was an awesome pancake breakfast and we rode the tram up to the tip top elevation 11,000 feet. I took tons of pictures, none of which I've actually taken off my SD Card yet, so hopefully in the next post or two I can show you some awesome pics. Afterwards, Doug's sister and fiance grilled and then we watched the Utah fireworks from their neighborhood (which is high above the actual city so we had a great view). Dude, those Mormons sure do love their fireworks.
That night, after settling in, Miss Wiggles threw up--like alot. Like for over an hour. She finally fel l asleep and in the morning seemed like nothing had even happened, so we decided to press on to Boise. A few minutes into the drive Miss Wiggles started throwing up--like a lot. We kept going and so did she. After about an hour it was evident that she wasn't going to stop :(. Doug took Gus and the cats and went ahead to Boise and I turned around to Salt Lake City. The vet was able to see her as an emergency. She was totally dehydrated and the vet ran tons of tests. All the tests came back clear, so it is likely that she was having a reaction to the meds in addition to some elevation sickness. We joined Doug in Boise on Wednesday.
So Boise is a surprisingly cool city; it was a small version of what I had always envisioned Portland to be. FYI, I hate portland, but I really really wanted to like it. If Boise had a theatre community, I would totally be up to living there. It was an awesome city! Because Miss Wiggles had been sick, we decided not to make the drive from Boise to Seattle in one go, so we stopped at Kennewick, Washington.
The drive from Boise to Kennewick is a weirdly beautiful drive and on the Oregon Trail--I'm really glad someone in our party didn't die of dysentary. Eastern Oregon and Washington is an arid climate, however the mountains are to the West so at one point on one side of the road there were huge mountains covered in green Firs and on the other side, brown & red foothills. We started driving in the high mountains and were there for awhile when we started a climb up. At the top, on the other side, was flat farmland as far as the eye could see--I would have taken a picture, but dude, this was on a crazy scary mountain road :)
Friday we head to Seattle--we've been on the road since June 20th and while I've had an amazing time traveling the country, I'm ready to find a place to live :). We've booked a hotel for a week and will start our apartment search on Saturday--I'm hoping it won't take too long to find a place.
I promise I'll post lots of pics in the next few posts :)