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Old 11-23-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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does anyone know if most of the hotel chains will allow a 10lb dog?
Yes, you can call in advance, most charge a little extra for the dog.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Last time I checked there still was freedom of speech in America. The OP is NOT attacking your family or your loved one, she's simply stating a belief that a family member of hers has.
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Either take the trip or don't but those who are unaware of the reality of the life of a driver and his family need to keep their "dangerous" comments to themselves because they have NO CLUE what the TRUTH really is and those of us who LIVE THAT LIFE are very protective of our men and women drivers, their families, their reputations and we get quite OFFENDED by comments such as you stated.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Let me be clear about my response. Your Mother should worry more about the guy walking down the street behind you than a man who makes his living driving a truck to deliver the goods that everyone uses to make their daily lives easier and more enjoyable. [/b]
For the record, the guy walking beyond you probably isn't going to rape you either. Sheesh, there is such a fear of all men in this country it's ridiculous...
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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Let me be clear about my response. Your Mother should worry more about the guy walking down the street behind you than a man who makes his living driving a truck to deliver the goods that everyone uses to make their daily lives easier and more enjoyable. You have a better chance of getting hit by a bus than you do of a driver taking time out of his already long day to make you his sexual toy.

Either take the trip or don't but those who are unaware of the reality of the life of a driver and his family need to keep their "dangerous" comments to themselves because they have NO CLUE what the TRUTH really is and those of us who LIVE THAT LIFE are very protective of our men and women drivers, their families, their reputations and we get quite OFFENDED by comments such as you stated.
Being protective is one thing but to go through life with blinders on is totally another!!!

No,truckers are so tired at rest stops they go right to sleep,is that why truck-stops are full of prostitutes?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Go and live your life. Just plan ahead and be sensible, as you would be around your home. Best Westerns and LaQuinta tend to be dog friendly, but I think this varies from hotel to hotel.
Just get online, Mapquest your route, and get your reservations before you go. This is good for you to become an independent adult.
At rest areas, keep in well lighted areas and groups of people. All the rest areas have dog walking areas.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I really want to go to Florida to visit my mom this winter. I have almost an entire month off of classes and work doesn't start until January 14th.
My classes end on the 10th of December.

I have done this drive twice round trip (4 times total). But I was always with other people.

All of my friends are starting their careers so it will be hard for them to go, I pretty much already know they won't be able to come.

I will also be bringing a 10lb dog.

I'm 23, and will pay for everything on my credit cards and pay it off once I start working.

My mother is worried that on the highway I can be easy prey to sex offender types and she even mentioned truckers being dangerous.

I know flying is better but I'm scared of flying and just don't feel ready to do it yet.
Ive done the trip a few times from Boston to Fort myers. You should be pretty safe like other posters have said stay in well lit areas and dont talk to strangers. I dont know if your into it but theres a good top less cofee shop in South carolina off of 95. lol worst decision of my life. One word pancakes
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Of course it's safe.

Of course, it's much safer to fly, and possibly cheaper.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would say yes because I went to college in Boston and yes I drove home to florida every year this was when my folks lived in winter haven and that was quite a trip but yes of course you can do it and like others have said stay in well lit areas and dress down such as a ball cap , jeans and flannel shirt and you should be fine . I would watch the roads for ice and snow too . take care .
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Out West
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For ANY traveler; a CB radio may be worth considering. $50 bucks will get you a decent one; even a hand-held might be sufficient. Granted, there's a few morons that get on the CB radio. But it can be invaluable to let you know about traffic backups. And most of us truckers would be happy to take a traveler under our "wing". ThreeWolves in Snow, the only issue I have with cars parking on the truck side of rest areas is that truck parking is VERY scarce in most parts of the country. PLEASE don't park on the truck side unless you are in the largest U Haul-type truck and/or pulling a trailer. Have a great trip!
I was not in their way in any way, shape or form. It was not an issue. And I will continue to park on the truck side with my tiny little car.
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