Day 5: Fort Stockton, Texas to Houston, Texas
Happy to leave Fort Stockton, we headed out at 8:54 AM.
The drive was a pretty easy seven hours and we arrived at 4:00 PM. We checked in to Candlewood Suites Houston I-10 East. This place was awesome. They waived the pet fee because the room we reserved wasn't available AND they gave us adjoining rooms. So we had a room with a king bed and kitchenette and the pups had a room with two queen beds, also with a kitchenette but they don't really cook. Two bathrooms was nice also. The hotel is set up for extended stay and they didn't have breakfast but have a little store where you can purchase oatmeal, yogurt, etc. There also isn't much space for walks but enough to get the job done. Before booking I highly recommend reviewing my original blog Cross Country with Three Dogs where I explain all the necessary steps to make reservations when traveling with pets.
Since we checked in so early, we were able to finally get a real night out and catch up on rest. We had gotten over the anxiety of leaving the pups at this point. We ventured out to Pappasito's Cantina and had some awesome TexMex.
Check out my day-by-day posts for pricing and details about each hotel and area.