[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Driving and Flying

  • From: "Jane Kerner" <jkerner@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "judy" <judsohngsd@xxxxxxx>, "Sally" <sally@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 15:01:54 -0500

Judy.......
Sounds like you have had some serious adventures too..........

Traveling all over to dog shows is what we do, right.......?

From wherever we are to....... wherever we are going.......

With our wonderful dogs........

How blessed we are !!
=:-D

Jane Kerner
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: judy 
  To: jkerner@xxxxxxxxx ; Sally 
  Cc: David Fritsche ; The List 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:00 PM
  Subject: Re: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Driving and Flying


  Jaane ....sorry you have had such rough trips leaving Eagle and traveling 
  all over to dog shows...I would like to point out, that Nationals were to be 
  held East, Central(not mid west) and West....when you divide the US in 
  thirds Texas is in the middle of the country,   granted it ids in the south 
  portion but it is still in the middle.....
  I live in Tucson Az...for me to drive to Beaumont, it is a long 2 day 
  drive(and I have a heavy foot on the gas)
  All of you people in the mid west are spoiled...you can get in a car adrive 
  for 2 hours  in any direction and find a dog show ...If you lived in Tucson 
  you could drive for 2 hours and get to Phoenix........All other dog shows 
  are at least 500 miles away...the includes So. California, New Mexico, Las 
  Vegas....No. California, East Texas, Colorado, Utah are 2 days away.....
  You have no idea how happy we are in the west....I have driven to Perry(that 
  is clear across the country)  St Louis, Mississippi(that is 2 days driving 
  10-12 hours a day).
  It is nice to look forward to these National 2007,2008 & 2010....after years 
  in Perry
  I know my transmission went out on the way home from
  Mississippi and I spent 3 days in a motel 6 while the Dodge dealership is a 
  small town in Texas waited for parts...when I did get my van, I drove 
  straight through(more than 900 miles)...so I could do my laundy and pack, 
  because the next day my husband & I were going on vacation....I thought for 
  sure I was never going to make it back in time.
  Judy
  judsohngsd@xxxxxxx
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Jane Kerner" <jkerner@xxxxxxxxx>
  To: "Sally" <sally@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  Cc: "David Fritsche" <d_fritsche@xxxxxxxxxx>; "The List" 
  <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 12:06 PM
  Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Driving and Flying


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  I go to the National wherever it is.........no matter what.

  We drove to Beaumont some years back for a Futurity/Maturity.

  The van blew out an engine in St. Louis right across the street from a =
  Ford dealer. We left it there to have the engine replaced and completed  =
  the journey in a rental van with four dogs, drove back to St. Louis to =
  pick up the van with the new engine and then home.

  And of course we drove to Houston when the National was there......

  It is a very looooooooong drive from Eagle.

  I really don't like to fly..........but I have flown when it was =
  absolutely necessary.

  I flew to Phoenix and to Albany,Oregon...........and drank an adult =
  beverage mixed with orange juice during the entire flights in both =
  directions.

  Pam Stoesser was in the seat next to me every time.
  And every time we passed over Lake Michigan for the landing approach she =
  said:

  "Oh Look.....we are over the big Lake.  If we go down now we wouldn't =
  last  very long because of the water temperature this time of year."

  I needed to disentangle my fingernails from the upholstery.

  And we have driven over the Rockies to California and back three times.
  On a trip to San Jose with Matthew for the Maturity, I decided to take a =
  "short cut".

  Someone once told me that the shortest distance between two points was a =
  straight line: and the red line road on the Road Atlas looked like a =
  straight line and a "short cut".

  I asked the clerk in the gas station if it was a shorter way.

  "Lady," he said, "You don't want  to drive that way. There is nothing =
  out there."

  His idea of *nothing* and my idea of *nothing* was not the same thing.
  (Even Eagle has two gas stations, a bank which has been robbed three =
  times,a tavern, a post office, and a Lumber yard.)

  I didn't look for the elevation of the mountains on the map.

  So we got off the Interstate to take the short cut.

  Big Big, Big mistake.

  I should have realized when the dirt roads we were passing were named:

  Dead Man's Gulch
  Snake Mountains Lane
  Death Hollow Pass
  Lonely Trail
  Last Stop Road
  Skeleton Ridge
  No Water Street
  Last Chance Trail
  No More Gas Lane

  And then,
  And then........ there were not anymore road signs to read except the =
  one we were on........ and it was dark.......... and we were the only =
  vehicle anywhere in sight.

  Well, we burned out the brakes going down the Huge Mountain at night.

  With brakes smoking , we reached the bottom of the mountain, to find a =
  little lone grocery store with one gas pump.

  The gas was $4.00 a gallon way back then and the bottled water was =
  $5.00.

  An old woman running the place said:

  "Tenderfoot, ain't ya?"

  I have driven to Denver twice for dog shows. (The first of those trips =
  is another story to be told only in whispers and over an adult =
  beverages.)

  Sufficient to say that *after* the last Denver trip, Jeff never let me =
  drive his van again.

  I told him,

   "Well, I missed the barricade, didn't I? Why are you so upset?"

  But then, I had never heard an adult man scream before.......

  I admit I *am*, however,  having just a little trouble thinking of Utah =
  and Beaumont as the Midwest despite what Dave says.

  (I thought Texas fought on the Confederate side in the Civil War, no?
  Isn't that called the South?)

  Driving or Flying, folks........
  I am going to Fort Collins, to Beaumont, to Columbus and to Utah.

   I go............ no matter where the GSDCA National Specialty =
  is.............because I wouldn't miss the dogs and the friends for the =
  world.........or for anything.

  And neither should you.

  Jane Kerner

















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