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  • We couldn't find anyone to watch our pets.

    So we took them on a 14 day road trip from Austin, TX to Bar Harbor, ME.

    Two humans, two medium-size dogs, and one kitten wearing a red bandana.

    But wait! There's more! We paid for the trip by driving two giant Bengal cats from Austin to New Hampshire to be reunited with their owner. She paid us $100.

    Turns out, that is not enough money to drive from Texas to Maine. I knew that, of course. But I had been promising my girlfriend an epic road trip for so many years that I didn't care. I said I had it covered and off the seven us went.

    That was two years ago. My finances never really recovered. But I don't regret it.

    Some pictures are worth a thousand words.

    And some are well worth a thousand dollars.
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