My husband and I are thinking about taking our dog (17 month old Bloodhound) with us when we go out West to visit my parents. It's a 1500 mile trip, split into 2 days. The first day is 14 hours, with a stay at a hotel that night. The next day is about 8 hours. The dog does just fine in a car, as long as she can lay down in the back. I have already found pet friendly hotels, and there are rest areas where we can walk her along our route. Are we completely insane for even thinking about this, or not? Does anyone have experience taking dogs on trips? We do have people that will watch her if we decide not to take her. Any advice/experience is much appreciated.