Monday, August 25, 2014

Back in California

So, I'm back from Texas and a week into my new job.  Last week, I got my picture taken for my school ID (and yearbook photo EEK!) and I got my staff parking permit so it is all feeling real. I even have a mailbox in the office, which is possibly my favorite part.

I have been going through my pictures from my trip and wanted to share a few. So here is a preview of my time in Texas.

I chased some thunder storms

And fell in love

Drank more sweet tea than should be legal...that is a gallon bucket

And TMNT nerded out

Drank some wine

And still had time to battle zombies. 
Overall it was an amazing trip and it was hard to come back to the real world.

Friday, August 8, 2014

On the Road Again

We are back on the road. Yesterday was...long. 17 hours on the road actually. We pushed on to Lordsburg, NM and that is where we stayed last night. So we got a few extra hours off the trip for today. And off we go.

Time: 9:30am

Location: New Mexico, about 30 min east of Lordsburg. 1,100 miles from home. 

Revelations: there are not enough starbucks in NM but I still love this state. Also, I got a banana from the hotel this morning and they went the extra mile to make guests smile. And the I took a closer look and was like...dang. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Destination Texas

This post is coming to you from the road. 

Time: 12:15pm

Current location: I-5 heading south. Just passing Harris Ranch (delicious steak, if you've never been). 559 miles left until Phoenix (our stopping point tonight). 

Revelations: a big DAMMIT to my rushed, carefree packing job in which I decided since yesterday was my last day at my job and we got off at 11:30pm and then went out for a goodbye beer putting me in bed around 2am after half packing I was going to not stress about what I might forget because I could always buy it when we get there (how do you like that run-on sentence?). Yeah....

Our final destination and I forgot my shorts...idiot. Does that say "feels like 115"!!! No biggie. I got this. 


Time: 5:45pm

Current location: Coachella, CA. 548 miles to Phoenix but we are hoping we might have energy/time to push through to Tucson tonight. 

Revelations: not a fan of SoCal traffic (duh) but I love this view.