Wednesday, December 24, 2008
the best part . . . my man!
the house I'll be staying at until I find something more permanent, friends of Ben's
final destination . . . Los Angeles
Star Bucks stop just south of the Grand Canyon to keep us awake the last half of the day
crossed into AZ about 4:30 a.m. to get ahead of the coming snow storm
Christmas tree decorating with Joanna's family in Albuquerque, NM
remnants of tumble weed stuck in my car
Reunion with friends at a Mexican restaurant in Dallas, TX
I-20 from SC to Dallas
Sally Slaton good family friends of mine that we stayed with in GA
The past couple weeks have been a blur driving across the country, flying to Alaska, having the flu, seeing friends and family and soaking in the holiday season! Joanna and I were BLESSED with GREAT weather for our trip. With the exception of a wind storm in west Texas that had tumble weeds the size of small trees flying at us down the interstate and a threat of a severe winter storm in Arizona that we got ahead of we had excellent weather and NO car trouble! Thank you Lord for safe travel!
I left our travel log with Joanna but our total millage for the trip was just under 2,700 miles from Columbia, SC to Los Angeles, CA. We definitely covered some territory. Our travel philosophy was stop when the tanks are on empty and full . . . full bladders and empty gas tank. We had planned on "laying over" in the Grand Canyon one night but when we got to Albuquerque the severe winter storm warnings for Flagstaff, AZ and G. Canyon pushed us to press on and get through AZ before the interstate closed down. Because of the final push we ended up getting into LA just after 4 p.m. on Monday a day early.