We started the day in Sonora, Texas. Since our itinerary today was a little lighter, we decided to sleep in a little. We left the hotel at 10:50am (Although it is only 8:50am PT) on our way to Austin, Texas. Austin was about three hours away and was a very nice drive. We really enjoyed the scenery. The day was very overcast and a huge storm was to be moving in by nightfall.
Today brought us UFOs, stalagmites and I-10 through west Texas. The day once again started with a continental breakfast (no waffles today). We figure with a basic breakfast in our stomachs we can get by on two meals a day. It has worked so far. This is the first day we didn’t have to drive very far to arrive at our first destination. We were headed down the street to the International UFO Museum only eight or so blocks away.
Today started out bright and early with a free continental breakfast at the motel. (They even had a waffle maker!) We knew we had to hit the road, so we quickly packed up the room and got in the car to head for Albuquerque. We started the car and the engine made a noise that no one should ever hear when they are on a trip like this. My theory was that the gas we received the day before while leaving the Grand Canyon probably wasn’t “pure”, as it was the only station for many miles. We quickly got new gas and didn’t have any similar problems. We have vowed only to get gas at major brand stations to avoid this problem again.
Some people probably would have taken it as a bad sign when a quarter of their molar chipped out of their mouth the night before embarking on such a trip as this. Fortunately, I am not one of them. Also on the fortunate side, is the fact that the root for said tooth was dead so I am in no pain. I do however have to deal with the problem eventually.
We have finally departed Las Vegas. We are going to enjoy the Grand Canyon today and will be heading further east. We have to make it to Orlando by May 4th to meet my father and brother at Disney World!
As I sit here, it looks to be three weeks to the day that we are leaving. The business obligation that Jasmine had, extended itself out until April 10th so we suffered yet another delay. I was thinking today that we only have six more days of a somewhat normal life for a while. On Sunday we are moving out of our house and into my brother's so that we may tie up all of the loose ends before we leave. We have a lot packed, but we still have a lot of work in front of us.
It is late into the night and I am sitting hear looking at this site. I finished the design over a week ago and keep checking back to make sure that I still like it. The two previous designs were scrapped the next day, when my rested eyes saw how horrible they were. I tend to work late into the night on this site in bursts and wake up the next morning saying "What were you thinking?" I have come to the conclusion that this design is it. I like the way it looks.