Well we got off on our way. New York here we come!! Though this trip is quick and to the point we are trying to have some fun with it along the way. However today was a late start due to car rental issues. Having never done a car rental and doing the rental via the phone I gave my debit card info to hold the reservation and got a confirmation number. Get there today (dropped off by a friend kind enough to fit me into a very hectic schedule today) and oh we don’t take debit cards. What do you mean you took the info over the phone, gave me a conf. number and never once was it said we don’t accept debit cards!! Thought we were going to have to cancel the trip and look again at the options…pros/cons to ship Zander. Not wanting to do this I went back in to find out if someone else that would not be driving the car put it on their credit card if we could still do this as this was not my screw up they need to say something when taking a reservation. I don’t think she believed I had never rented a car before…whatever I don’t care. Carl called his boss and he was kind enough to come put it on his credit card. I went immediately and got money off my card and gave back to him. The reason made sense, but still I was ticked at the fact that they never said word one about this and took my card info for the reservation.
Trip started out 2 hours later than I had wanted but figured it was just a bump in the road to see how serious I was about making this trip with 2 kids and one small dog to go get one big dog:0) Once that was cleared our trip went uneventful. I did end up getting a BRAND SPANKIN NEW red 2010 Nissan Sentra. Had all of 6 miles on the odometer…I still have to keep looking at it like~ seriously? really?? is that it? Can’t say I have ever driven a car so new…kinda a neat feeling! At first felt really weird to drive after being so use to driving my F350 dually crewcab pickup! No real headroom and had I had long legs no leg room and windshield is RIGHT there! But after driving it I realized even with my back issues my back didn’t hurt after 500 miles on this first day. So hubby may not want to hear I like a Nissan…lol.