By: Gela Carter
Let me start by saying I am Lisa Marie Carter’s furbaby. I decided to take over her travel article Tank Away Getaway because I wanted to see what all this fuss is about when it comes to “getaways”.
After what was the bestest car ride ever, mom says just over an hour, we arrived in Highlands, North Carolina. First thing I noticed, besides the smell was that it was so much cooler, much less panting required. When we pulled into the place we were staying, The Park on Main, I smelled so many other canines I knew I was someplace fun for sure!
When mom got out to go in, I got to go! I walked into The Park on Main with her and the first thing that happened was the person behind the desk handed me a goodie bag! Yep, just me. It had a super awesome chew toy and a big yummy gourmet dog cookie, just for me! Everybody said hi to me and made me feel incredibly special and welcome.
As we were walking to our room I was checking out all the smells and plants in the courtyard, mom even let me off my leash for a minute since the courtyard was fully enclosed and there was no way I could run out anywhere.
When we walked in the room, I was SO happy to see a special bed, again, just for me, and a special water bowl, my own towel and food mat! (I heard mom and dad talk about their luxurious bed and linens as well as all the special touches like a nicely stocked mini bar, a Keurig and a heated bathroom floor). Now I was wondering why I did not get to go on all mom and dad’s vacations, but mom told me there are not many other places like this around us.
We all walked around town together to explore and have fun. Town was cool too as there were a lot of stores that I was allowed into with mom and dad, that was super fun! Many of the places even had water bowls for me out on the sidewalk so I could drink as much water as I wanted. Mom and Dad even went to eat, and I got to go with them there too, we sat outside but the weather was so nice I loved it.
For more information visit their website https://www.theparkonmain.com/ or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/theparkonmain/