Gracie and I are home after a 6 week journey. Gracie played in the Arkansas River, visited new friends in Savannah, Georgia, where she learned about squirrels. Also, in Savannah, she learned a lot about being on a leash downtown, where they have parks with squirrels and horse drawn carriages. She also learned about behaving in hotels, dog friendly restaurants, and movie theatres. She saw the river walk and the Savannah River.
And, she became the new mascot for the Savannah Film Festival and is invited back next year.
On our way to Lakeland, Florida, where Gracie stayed with my daughter and granddaughters while I went to work in the Dominican Republic, we stopped on Amelia Island where she got to run and play on the beach. This was her first time seeing an ocean and she loved it!
In Lakeland, she slept with my granddaughter, Anika, and found out that their fenced in backyard has large trees and squirrels.
On our way home, we discovered that Mississippi beaches are not dog friendly. But, they do have parks with squirrels. Gracie also experienced staircases, and elevators. She does not like elevators.
On the final day of our journey we stopped in San Antonio where Gracie paid her respects at "The Shrine Of Texas Liberty".
We're now home. She was very excited to see that our journey brought us back here. She is running around inside and out, barking (now that she can) and playing with her squeeky ball.
This was an incredible journey for both of us.
It could not have happened without the help and support from many of you who are probably reading this and I just have to say thank you so very much, once again. I am forever thankful for this miracle.