We left about 10am on Friday. This is a long 12 hour drive in total, you're in North Carolina forever. Plus it was my first time on this route. We stopped in the Rocky Mount, NC Motel 6 for the night, figuring just 3-4 hours travel for the next morning. In addition to Sebastian & Cinnabar, my new puppy, Vorian, was traveling with us. He was a champ with the travel.
We left about 5am on Saturday morning from Rocky Mount. It was a quiet drive with very little traffic. As we got closer to the bays and ocean we had fog to deal with, but it wasn't bad. Really in the boonies in some areas. We were getting much closer, but it seemed to me that MapQuest and the road signs weren't in agreement. Stopped for gas and to get directions. A fellow customer offered to show me me the way to the road I needed. Wow, was that appreciated! About 45 minutes later we pulled into the Currituck County Rural Center. It's built for horse shows and just perfect for pulling. The arena is totally dirt, and it's in a beautiful setting. This pull was in conjunction with a bulldog show.
Got the boys weighed in and everyone was anxious to see Vorian. He was pretty happy to see them, too.
It was warm, but not bad because we had a nice breeze through the building.
Both boys did well after the long travel. I didn't ask a lot of them because of that. However, they both got 2nd place with Cinnabar pulling 1451 lbs and Sebastian pulling 1766 pounds.
There was a nice barbeque offered at the show, so that was dinner for me. We were camping out on site. Well, my version of camping out, anyway. The boys were all crated outside the van, and I slept in the van.
Sunrise from our campsite
The boys camping out
The pups playing
We got out of there early afternoon. We stopped for the night at the Burlington, NC Motel 6. The next morning in the rain, I had to maneuver the van to a curb so that Sebastian would jump in, and then we were on the road. The trip was less than delightful with all the rain. I was very tired and stopped several times for some hot chocolate to keep me going. Once we finally got to Tennessee the weather improved and smooth sailing all the way home.
Great pull with great folks! Thank you Mid Atlantic Weight Pullers!
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