There are many reasons I wish he HAD been with me.
He would have needed to stay in the car when I stopped over at a hostel in Albuquerque, NM. Maybe he would have stopped that thief from busing into my car, ripping my dash apart and stealing my stereo and cell phone 🙁
My road trip took place around 2001, before pet-friendly travel was a buzz word. We would have been one of the first to dive into the world of determining what is pet-friendly and what is not. I wasn’t blogging back then (In face, they either didn’t exist or I just had no idea they did) but, perhaps that experience would have inspired me to start blogging about our adventures sooner.
The other reason is that there were so many cool-looking side roads in the southwest I wish I would have had the courage to explore. If Chester was with me, and he had his license, I know that he would have taken the wheel and headed us off into the out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere sunset. He is always exploring and pulling me (literally) towards adventure.
I bet he would have wished we had a Subaru at that time instead of an SUV because, well, he is short and would have trouble climbing up into the SUV. The Subaru would have been great for exploring desert dirt roads because it has all-wheel drive, high clearance and would have still allowed us space to sleep in the back (which I did most of the time on my trip to save money).
In fact, Chester probably would of had us stop along our road trip and trade-in our SUV for a Subaru. The SUV was looking pretty rough by the middle the trip (thanks to running off the road in a blizzard near Silverton, CO) but, as you can see from this cute video, Subaru takes trade-ins from dog “no questions asked”.
If your dog could drive, Where would they go? Tell us in the comments below.
To get started on your adventure, you can make your dog their own driver’s license (be sure to use a made up address because other people can see it), put your dog in a Subaru (like our picture), or start funding your trip by entering the Subaru contest below.
One first place prize winner will receive a $350 Visa gift card and one second place prize winner will receive a $150 Visa gift card. The winners will be announced within 48 hours after the raffle closes.
Everyone must like Subaru’s Facebook page to enter, but the other 4 entries are optional and can be done once each day.
The rafflecopter opens at 12:00 am ET on Monday, February 18th and closes at 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, February 24th. Entrants can enter once every day as long as the raffle is open.
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