Our nephew, Jared and his fiancé, Cassie planned their wedding at the Church of Dirt, a beautiful setting near Salt Lake City, Utah. They described it as rustic with split rail benches and a wooden altar. Reservations for the venue are made by writing one's date on a rock or piece of wood and placing it in the pile with the other "reservations". Their wedding plans included a combined ceremony and camping trip reception.
We thought camping sounded like fun, if we could get a deal on an RV. At our age, we don't tent camp much anymore.
As soon as we got the invitation, we started looking at the Cruise America Website for a relocation deal. There were a couple that fit our criteria but the dates didn't match what we needed for the wedding. We thought we were going to have to give up on the idea when a deal popped up to move an RV from Bozeman, Montana to Phoenix for $39/day. A quick glance at the map showed that the route would take us right through Salt Lake City. Perfect! We would pick it up in Bozeman on July 3rd (they were closed on the 4th) and return it to Phoenix on July 10th.
Monday, July 3, 2023 - Jacksonville to Montana - 2212 miles flying, 130 miles driving
We bought tickets from Jacksonville to Bozeman and then planned to fly standby on the way back. We had a very early departure out of Jacksonville so we could get to Bozeman before the Cruise America Office closed. We checked a bag with everything we would need to outfit the RV. Lucy was a trooper on the trip.
She was a little hesitant to use the pet rest area in the Detroit airport but finally did after a fashion. It is a small raised bed with a couple of sprinklers. One dog peed right on it & then the owner pushed the button to use the sprinklers to rinse it off. Lucy does not like to get her feet wet so she wouldn't use it after that dog. The next dog was a little boy dog that ran around the perimeter of the box, lifting his leg and peeing off of the edge onto the floor. Lucy needed to mark that spot, so she relieved herself on the floor. Tony got to clean up both sets of pee!