It's the long haul home. We're making our way across South Dakota (man, its a WIDE state!), Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and finally the western half of Ohio. Lots of hours (about 20) to log on the road between here and home, so we're burning them up as fast as we can. We've got a few drivers on board (Paul and his dad), so no real reason to stop for anything other than gas. Riding as a passenger has always made me sleepy, and apparently it has the same effect on the dogs.
Both Brutus and Mason have been great little travelers on this trip. They adapted to the new routine (or should I say lack of routine) without getting too discombobulated, and basically slept any time we are on the road. As you can see, the remainder of the trip will be accompanied by lots of snoring!
They find the most interesting places & positions to sleep in! The laptop was where Brutus wanted to lay (my lap), so instead of finding another spot, he just laid on top of it.
Can you even see Mason amidst the pillows and bags?
Brutus thought he had found a way to keep my from taking photos of him while he slept (he's laying on the camera). Good thing I brought along a back-up!
Brutus is a very relaxed sleeper. He gets all floppy, like someone took all the stuffing out of him! This is my view of him napping on my lap, legs dangling down on either side.
Not all the positions they choose look so comfortable. Here Brutus is pretty much standing while he sleeps, head propped up on the back of the sofa.
And how can he breathe with his nose pressed up against the wall like this? Maybe through his ears?
Um, Mason - I don't think that's the best way to use that chair. He really is asleep in this awkward position.
That's more like it!
Of course if Mason lays in the chair, Brutus needs to test it out too. He fits in a little easier.
Sometimes everyone wants to lay in the same place - the more the merrier, I guess!
But with three on the couch, it gets a little tight!
Anyways, we hope to be home by sometime tomorrow afternoon. Just a few more fun photos to share and the Earlventure will be over by the end of the week. Once we get home it's a day of work to get Big Earl unpacked & cleaned up so he can rest for a few weeks. Until then it's back to everyday life, although I'll refrain from calling it "normal" (nothing around here is normal).
Lots of other things to catch up on once we return, from Flat Brutus to surprises I've been hinting at for what must seem like forever. Hey, you've waited this long, what's a few more days? Besides, if you are tired of waiting, take a tip from Brutus:
Nap - it makes time pass faster!