We started out in Iowa, of course. It was the only state I had ever known, because it's where I was born. This was our last Iowa sunset. It made my lady cry.
This is me in my crate. It makes it very difficult for me to keep proper control of things going on around me. How am I supposed to supervise from here?!
Here was the truck we took, with all the things in it that my lady owns. Actually, she got rid of a lot of stuff before we left, but you would never know it. We even needed an extra trailer!
My lady says goodbye to Iowa. You can't tell but she had been crying because she was sad to be leaving so many friends and good times behind, and she loved her farm, but she has new adventures to go to. Saying goodbye is always difficult for humans. I was just excited about it. Goats don't cry.
It wasn't just me in the car! We took 10 chickens with us to our friends Bev and her goat Isobelle. My lady determined that taking the chickens over the border was very complicated because of something called a "core of teens" and my lady doesn't really like teenagers very much. She said the chickens would have had to be with the "core of teens" for 30 days, in a small room, so that they didn't give diseases to anybody. I don't know what the teenagers have to do to stop chickens from giving diseases. These government regulations are very strange. I really don't understand this business at all, but my lady said it was a "pain in the bum" except she didn't say bum, because she was mad about it. So, we had 10 chickens with us and they laid eggs on the way to New York.
Our first state after Iowa was Ill-a-noy. Don't worry, we didn't get ill there. Chick-ago is a big city there, which my lady has visited before, but we didn't go there. We just kept driving. It was night time, so we didn't see much there. We stayed overnight in Ill-a-noy just after we passed Chick-ago because we only left Iowa at around 3:30 pm. My lady took me for night-time walks around the hotel that she stayed in, and I got to taste new shrubs!
The next morning, we got on the road again. after Ill-a-noy came Indy-Anna!
After Indy-Anna, we went to Oh! Hi-o!
The people there must always be surprised to see you, so they say Oh! Hi-o! when they meet you. Everywhere else, people say the short form which is just "hi" but not in Oh! Hi-o! We stopped at a rest stop there where I talked to lots of people, but that was in my last post so I won't talk about that again.
I forgot to say that Izzy the cat came with us. She was with the male unit, in the truck. The male unit is my lady's friend. Sometimes he took me for walks too! I quite like him. Here is the male unit with the cat in the truck. He smiles a lot.
After Oh! Hi-o! we visited Pencil-Vanilla. I didn't get to eat any pencils there, so I don't know if they taste like vanilla or not. It was a very long state to drive through. Sometimes the roads were very bumpy. We visited a rest stop there, and there were some very unusual chickens at the rest stop on a bench. My lady took a picture of them for me. I wanted to remember those funny looking chickens. We don't usually see these in Iowa.
Our next state was New York! I was very excited to be there because of meeting Isobelle and her lady, Bev. But I'll have to write about that later because I'm a tired goat and I need my beauty sleep. Stay tuned for my next adventure posting soon!