I live in Richmond, VA. I am willing to travel up to Northern VA, as well.
In the chance that I could take Elliott, how bad do you think being in the baggage would be for him? He is an extremely skittish, perpetually freaked out pig. For months and months we had to move very slowly and deliberately around his cage because he would freak out, and every time we had to rebuild the cage in another way, it would take him about a month to adjust and be calm again.
Turns out I will will be shipping my other 3 guinea pigs via Delta's Summer Pet Travel program, without me. No checked animals allowed in summer (I've never flown before, I don't know about any of this!). So I will drop them off at the airport, in 3 separate carriers apparently, because they are older than 6 months, and they will be flown to Atlanta, where they will hang out in the Pet Room for awhile, then to Hawaii, where my boyfriend will pick them up at the airport. Their tickets will cost almost as much as mine! And I have to get their import permits and get them checked up at the vet to make sure they are healthy...Hawaii is very strict about guinea pig importation apparently.
Chris (the boyfriend) says he will take 95 and the parkway. I don’t know much about navigating NJ, so I’ll get you both in touch so it’s easier to plan the drop off. I don’t know how bad traffic will be since it’s near a holiday, but I’m messaging you both of our personal info so everyone can stay in the loop. The only thing is starting this Friday until about the 28th, Chris will be with his family in Europe and will have limited access to the internet so he may not be able to plan well that week. I’ll definitely be reachable though.