My good friend Buddy took mom and I for a road trip. He likes to drive around and visit those out of the way type places. Sometimes he invites me and I invite my mom because I know she will enjoy the trip also.
We went to some really nice beaches. We visited Bayahibe. It was so pretty with the white sand and calm water. Mom even took off my leash and I got to check stuff out all by myself. (Here is the entire picture album – Road Trip Bayahibe, Sugar Fields and Parque Nacional Del Este)
We went to Playa Dominicus but they did not permit dogs on the beach. I did get to walk a little before they caught us.
Then we visited the Parque Nacional del Este. We just went to the parking area. It was way too hot to take a long hike into the park. We will save that trek for another day.
I must have ate something funky because I started feeling not good. I vomited in the back seat of the truck. It was not too messy just a little upset tummy, so mom got some mistolina and it was gone in no time. Buddy was not even mad. I like him.
Then we took a drive through the Bateys. This is where the land is flat and the fields of sugar cane seem to go on forever and ever and ever. I am not a country dog so the wide open spaces and the quiet took a little getting used to. Plus there were just so many new smells and new things to check out. My brain was overwhelmed.
I was a little nervous walking the tracks. I kept thinking I heard a train coming. The trains do go pretty slow but still one can never be too careful you know…
We drove and drove on those dusty back roads. It was fun. Buddy was going fast. Mom kept telling him to go slower. I was enjoying it. I had my face out the window enjoying all the smells. We passed many men working in the fields. The Ox (Buey in Spanish) were big mean looking monsters. They were pulling these wagons filled with fresh cut sugar cane.
We started getting hungry so we returned to Bayahibe because Buddy wanted a restaurant where we could sit down and relax, not a sandwich in a Colmado. We went to a place on the main street that had a nice patio. They ate their food and I had some of my own. Mom did share a little of her feta cheese from her salad with me because I sure do love cheese.
I usually do not lay down in any vehicle. I like to keep an eye on things. But on the way home from the big road trip I was falling asleep sitting up and almost fell over a few times. I decided to lay down just for a few minutes to rest my eyes. But not for long. I AM the best backseat driver anyone could want. Ask Buddy, he will tell you that this is the truth.
When we got home I headed straight for mom and my bed. I was beat. It was a great day. I love when Buddy invites me for a road trip and him letting my mom come along is always a plus.