|This great sculpture downtown just says "Hooray, I'm here" IMO|
I thought I'd give a quick recap of the trip in this post.
|My beloved Dodge Dakota "Xena" on her way.|
By some sheer luck and karma, I planned this move the week between two crazypants weather events in metro Atlanta (an epic 2-inches of snow snowstorm and a shutdown-the-city-for-2-days ice storm). With all the crazy, unprecedented winter weather across the country, we decided to take the southern route to NM on I-20 through AL, MS, LA, way too much of TX, and head north to reach I-40 in Amarillo. We left Thursday, February 6th.
|Mississippi River in Vicksburg, MS|
Glad we took the "southern" route (and that my dad is an expert winter weather driver) as we encountered snow in Meridian, MS of all places and generally freezing cold weather everywhere else. Snow flurries and horrendous road construction was the highlight of our drive through Dallas, TX.
|View of the most boring road in America|
|beautiful sky through a very dirty windshield|
After two long days of Dad driving and me commenting on how cold it was every time we stopped, we crossed the state line into New Mexico on Saturday, February 8!!
(Bad through-the-windshield photo courtesy of the city of Amarillo, who had approximately 2 inches of salt brine solution on the roads which covered our truck and Xena to the roof.)
|Starbucks boxes are great moving boxes (perk of working there!)|
Mr. SBQ and the cats were very excited to see us; we were very happy to see them and arrive safe and sound; and Dad was happy to be done driving. After getting everything unloaded, we took Dad sightseeing for the two days he was here before he returned to Michigan on Monday, February 10th. We went up the mountains, drove along Canyon Road, walked around the Plaza and shopped for souvenirs, went to a fascinating cowboy exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum, and ate lots of great New Mexican food.
The remainder of the week, I ran errands, got driver's license, etc. and started unpacking all the boxes.
The cats are very happy to have both their humans to boss around. They are also happy to have their sofa and comfy chairs. I am unsure of my position in the rankings versus the furniture.