The word “go” makes Olive tilt her head and turn around in circles. So she was plenty happy, after she saw the bags go into the car, when she discovered she was going along on our trip to Florida.
It took us three days to driving to get to Apalachicola, Florida from Central Massachusetts. That’s three days of sleeping for a dog. But once we got there, she perked up plenty. Here are some of Olive’s favorite things about the trip.
|Pelican and Cormorant living in harmony on the Apalachicola River.|
Three days while we were gone, we had lunch at Up the Creek Raw Bar. This is truly a special place because dogs are welcome. Olive charmed the wait staff. They called her by name and brought her bowls of water making her feel like a VID (very important dog). Now, Apalachicola is the place to be if you are an oyster lover. Here’s a sample of the oysters Greg got there. Olive (and I) didn’t want to try them...maybe it would have been different if they were covered in cheese, which is her (and my) favorite thing.
One day while eating lunch at Up the Creek, we saw a dolphin swim by. And, of course, we saw loads of pelicans and cormorants. But the best day was the day Olive got to bark a little at (what I think is) a female broad-tailed grackle. Life can’t get much better than that.
But with all the excitement, it is necessary for a dog to take a nap now and then so at the end of the week, Olive was happy to once again be loaded into the car for the three day trip home.
Seriously, folks, If you like traveling with your dog, Apalachicola is one very dog-friendly place so take Fido along and give it a try.