On January 4th, we got up at 5:30am and met Michael’s parents next door and we had breakfast downstairs. I stole a couple extra bagels before we left to save for later that day. In the beginning points of Louisiana, we drove along an area with tall dead tress on both sides of us, then along a raised 20-mile bridge into Baton Rouge.
Traffic got the heaviest through Houston, Texas. Possibly the most we had seen on our trip that far. We had to slow down in the Penske truck and stay in the middle to make sure we stayed close to Michael’s parents who were driving our cars.
There was a lot of chaos towards the end of the day because none of the hotels had rooms and those who did, were not pet friendly. I was trying to be helpful with finding directions and making phone calls, but got confused trying to use Michael’s iPhone. We ended up staying at a Best Western in Ozona, Texas- 108 miles East of Fort Stockton (our original stopping point). They didn’t usually allow pets, but said we could keep Sasha in a smoking room. I hope she didn’t catch cancer!