“Wait, wait…why are we at the vet?”
“No big deal…relax. We just have to re-fill your HeartGuard meds.”
“WE means YOU. I’ll just stay in the car.”
“Aw, c’mon…everyone here likes to see you, they all know your name, I like showing you off…”
“Mmm…no needles, shots, exams, right?”
“Just the re-fill, and we’re on the road…”
“Hi, Mr. Magic, Magic needs a heartworm test today, it’ll just take a minute…”
“You tricked me, I’ll remember this.”
Hi to my loyal and faithful fans. I was a bit pouty when we hit the road…they drew blood from my right forepaw and I kept holding it up just to make My Dad feel guilty. The roads in Illinois, on I-88 and I-80 were either bumpy or under construction. Our first stop was Wilton, IA where they have the longest continually operating confectioner shop in the United States, pretty exciting, right? I think I saw three people during the 35 minutes we walked the town. Who was eating the candy at this store? What? Oh, the Rock Island Railroad used to stop here. My Dad thinks he went through this town in the early 1960’s on the ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROCKET, a train to Denver, Colorado.
Monday morning, 31 August, we departed Scottsbluff and drove west on U.S. Highway 26. On to the Grand Tetons!