Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Travelin' jack sings "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" this time to our nation's capitol!

Well almost anyway....we were headin' down the highway to Vienna VA...just outside Washingto DC for the 2011 BlogPaws Pet Conference

1879.2 miles each way.  ...New Mexico to Texas to Oklahoma to Arkansas to Tennessee to Virginia....whew..that's a lot of miles for these ol' paws...glad I was ridin' shotgun in the car!

BUT never fear..this travelin' pup can handle the winding road whether it's a long or short trip.  Most important thing....we're hittin' the road for some good times ahead! Checked out a number of different pet-friendly hotels/motels enroute...more on that later.....some national chains, some independents...but we were sure glad to pull into our host hotel Sheraton Premiere in Vienna on August 25th...just before Hurricane Irene started rainin' on us.

 Check in time at the BlogPaws Conference headquarters...and WHOO-EE doggies..would you take a look at this bag a goodies they had waitin' for li'l ol' me! 
HMMM.  snacks.....(how did they know I love to eat!), doggie toys....doggie supplies doggie attire...and even a ticket to the premier first-ever film screening of a new Disney film....and this was just the beginnin' of the good times!  I snagged 5 gigantic bags of goodies before it was all over! WHEW! Those sponsor companies sure do know how to treat us big-dogs!   Seems like they kinda know I'm dog-portant!

Pretty doggone cool, eh?  We sure were excited to get here. Lots of firsts for Travelin' Jack......Like this is my 1st EVER pet conference, 1st time I've been a PAID Dog-Speaker (yup...all true!) , 1st ever cross country road trip...and first ever Hurricane!  Now THAT's A LOT OF 1sts...all for the 1st dog of New Mexico!

But seems like before you know it...we're off to our Planning Meeting...you know us dogs gotta put in our paws-share of the work for our big presentation!  We're teaming up with PetSmart...and Miss Toni (mwaaah-luv ya Toni!) and cute ol' Tango the Firedog and his Firefighter Mom Miss Dayna!  WoW...talk about a team!  PetSmart....Firefighters...and Pet Travelers too! 

Our Job... to wow the crowd with all our dog-spertise about Niche Blogging and being the Pet Expert in our area of dog-know-how!  But don't despair world....we are DOG-PARED for this role of Dog-Speaker....

..so now that I'm back home again in my most favorite state...NEW MEXICO I'm restin'..recuperatin'...and ritin' my dog-blog.....

...meanwhile YOU stay tuned for Part 2 of this special edition of Jack's Dog-Blog-Travelogue reporting right from within Hurrican Irene and BLOGPAWS 2011! Just too much excitement to cover in one writing.........


Your on-the-road-canine-reporeter...Travelin' Jack

Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all of the hard work at BlogPaws, Travelin' Jack...and Jill. You brought valuable insights, information and fun to the event! We loved working with you both!!