Friday, September 11, 2015

On The Road Again

Last week my little family of five spent a moderately epic week driving across the country. This is what we looked like the night before we left.  Not nearly as ready as we should have been.  We grossly underestimated how long it would take us to pack up our small house. As it turns out, not having a lot of square footage has nothing to do with just how much stuff you own.  


We packed well into the night, got up early the next day to pack some more, and tried to get on the road by 1 pm.  I am sure you know how this story goes.  We needed to be out of the house no later than 5 pm so the new owners could take ownership.  We didn't wrap up until 7:30.  We were panicked and tired and probably a little bit stinky. This is the last shot I took in front of our house, ready to embark on our cross-country trip.


Somewhere around Needles, CA.  I felt like we were driving into a painting.



This was a tunnel on a road that went to somewhere.  I would love to go back one day an see where it leads.


We passed through a lot of wind farms, especially in California and Texas.


We listened to a book to keep us occupied during the long hours on the road.  We also had the steady soundtrack of Meatball and Petunia snoring in the back seat.



We spent the night in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  I got to see the original London Bridge.  I have now crossed over both of them (mark that item off the bucket list).


Beautiful desert scenery in Tucumcari, New Mexico.


I was still trying to stay on top of my day job at night.  Harriet was ready to take a letter for me.  


Into the great wide open, in Flagstaff, Arizona.


Taking some time out to do a little readjustment.  If you haven't ever tried to find a patch of grass in the desert for your three suburban gravel and sand loathing dogs to poop on, you really haven't lived.


Crossing over the mighty Mississippi River into Memphis.


After a long day on the road, Meatball likes to unwind with a chewie and something random on the hotel tv.


I had to take a picture of the price of gas in Alabama.  Being from California, I would call this a bit of a reverse sticker shock.  I had no idea gas prices were so low in some parts of the country.  



Driving through Cordova, Alabama.


Are we there yet?


The last leg of our journey.  We finally made it to Atlanta, and the beginning of our next adventure. Now we just need to close on our new house. Our pod won't be here for a while, which gives us some time to explore our new town.  I haven't lived here in fifteen years, so I need to learn how to get around again, what the fun things to explore are, and how to get to Costco (we are going to need a lot of paper towels).  

3 comments:

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

Glad you made it safe. That the cheapest gas I have seen in a long time.

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Jennifer Durham said...

We just moved back to the Atlanta area too, like 2 weeks ago (we live in a small town about 30 miles south). Our move wasn't nearly as exciting or scenic seeing as we moved from Augusta. That Augusta-Atlanta stretch of I-20 isn't so scenic ;) Glad you all got in safely and hope you can get settled soon!

rooth said...

Glad y'all made it safely! The dogs look like they were pretty good roadtrippers as well. Keep us posted on the new house

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