Tuesday, November 11, 2008

heading west

Well, it's Tuesday and it's official. Nothing can stop us now from moving to El Paso, TX. Over the next week and a half, we will drive 36 hours and 2469 miles. We'll be seeing lots of friends and family along the way. Might as well make the best of it, right?
  • A) Yesterday we left after a great weekend with my parents and brother's family in Annapolis, MD.
  • B) Next we'll have a few days back in Suffolk, VA at Jim's parents to pack up my car and say our goodbyes. From this point on we're caravan-ing... as in two cars. (Sad face.)
  • C) Wednesday morning we'll head to the Atlanta, GA area to visit some extended family and two sets of friends. All in less than 24 hours. Whew!
  • D) For the weekend we'll spend some much needed time back in Fort Campbell, KY visiting the friends who got me through my husband's one year deployment back in 2006. Those are bonds you keep for a while. What? It looks out of the way? Never!
  • E) We'll stay a night in Memphis, TN so Jim can visit Graceland. Oddly enough, he mentioned this summer that he's always wanted to go. That was news to me since for 3 years we lived only three and half hours from there. Whatever. Long live the King.
  • F) After a full day's drive, Jim and I finally see TX together for the first time. We have some dear friends in Iowa Falls, TX who have graciously opened their home to us weary travelers. Given that their kids are terribly afraid of dogs, we're especially thankful.
  • G) Finally, the Thursday before Thanksgiving we'll have made our destination... Fort Bliss, TX. Notice how far away it is from everything?
I will attempt to blog myself across the U.S., but I suspect things will get a little crazy. So the adventure begins.


boqpod said...

Hey! A mere 8 hrs 7 mins from OK City to our casa (543 miles).

THEN you make Bugs Bunny's infamous "left turn at Albuquerque" to El Paso :)

We'll even get you a pass up the tram to Sandia Peak! Huh? Huh? Soft pretzels? Tempting? Tempting?

Have a safe trip!

ps - Amarillo TX has a cool windmill farm you can see for miles, too! :)

Momma B. said...

We actually live in Iowa Park, but I think there is an Iowa Falls, but it is not in Tx. Just in case you are looking it up on mapquest or something, I thought that might be helpful! Can't wait for our visit!!!

Momma B. said...

Oh, now I see, Iowa Park is very near Wichita FALLS...

Rach said...

It's awfully close to Mexico. Maybe I will have to come visit to apreniendo mi espanol!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

Yea, there were def tears in my eyes when I hugged you goodbye at church. We are already looking forward to our visit this summer. Can't wait to see you guys! Have a fun and safe trip. We'll be thinking and praying for you!

Rebecca said...

Drive carefully and enjoy the sights and visits with your friends and family!

Crafty P said...

Oh what a fabulous trip you have ahead of you! Please document your sights and eats! It's like Road Tasted or that Alton Brown show on Food Network. I love it!

I know Stella G will provide us with lots of food pics and reviews!!!!!

Safe travels!

Muthering Heights said...

Best of luck on the move!