It has been a while since I have posted! I was sort of waiting for everything to fall into place before I posted again but so is life and never is everything “in place”. It’s not about the end destination, you have to enjoy the journey. But dang, the destination in my mind is AMAZING and I can not wait to get there. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” (Brian Littrell)
A definite enjoying of the journey was the drive from El Paso to Dallas. Yes, we sold a lot of our big stuff (bed included!), packed up what we had which still ended up being a lot and moved to Dallas! Now I am not sure what would have been more environmentally friendly – selling our stuff and buying new stuff (we will probably buy second hand again) or renting a larger truck or trailer and trying to haul all of the stuff across Texas? We went with the best route for the two of us packing and moving by ourselves.
The drive was long but interesting to drive from desert mountains to green humidity. Texas proves to be HUGE and it took us about 11 hours! Definitely checked my tires and got an oil change before the journey. A must do to get the best gas mileage and save the world a bit. Here are the stats: You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.
Along the journey I took notes – why yes I was driving, but I quickly jotted down a few keywords for me to remember the journey.
Here are my notes from beginning to end: El Paso city limits, Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico, mountains, mix of mountains and flat desert, the return of grass, mesquite trees are getting bigger and bigger, taller trees are becoming common, cotton fields, agriculture agriculture agriculture, largest wind farm in North America, new dark grey wind turbines I’ve never seen before (why are they dark grey?), my music no longer seems loud on the highest setting, Dave Ramsey financial advice on NPR for two hours, end of July is fruit season and it doesn’t matter what store you go to it is just good, green grass, lakes, rivers, streams, big sprawled “city”!
A few pics I managed to take while driving:
My journey continues and boy has it been crazy! Keep up! Here is what has been going on and include some fabulous pictures I need to share with all of you:
- El Paso Zoo – the fabulous experience and my time at the zoo including a fantastic last few days
- A trip to Connecticut (a beautiful bf’s wedding, family time and seafood!)
- The Dallas adventure begins!
Enjoy the journey. But I am keeping that destination in mind.