Been a while
Well I survived the 2300+ mile journey to our new home.
It was fairly smooth, some minor hiccups along the way but for the most part uneventful.
Started off with driving over the Rockies, beautiful as always. Then to the mountainous Montana and the fairly plain (get it....plain...) Wyoming. Then a little dip through Colorful Colorado (actually drove through Aurora the day after the terrible tragedy occurred....very sad...) and into New Mexico, which was surprisingly more colorful than I had imagined. Stopped in Roswell (not at ALL what I had pictured in my mind, what a tourist town...) and checked out the official UFO Museum....good for a laugh and a couple of "Hmmm...interesting.." moments, but then on the road again.
Finally entered into the LONE STAR STATE!
Rolled into Austin, ready to pop outta the car like a biscuit in a can. And the HEAT!!!!
I went from Vancouver, which hadn't even touched 70 deg.(F) to an oven, averaging around 102 for the first handful of days we were here.
Its a nice place, definitely different. I do miss how beautiful Vancouver was, but I think I can call this place home just as easily.
The locals are great, and there is a fair amount of cultural diversity, which I like.
We're a bit outside the city, and haven't got a chance to really explore the downtown scene yet, but so far it all seems alright
Definitely was an easier trip down then it was going from Wis. to Vancouver, and the US border gave me no trouble whatsoever (maybe that should alarm me...) took all of 5 mins worth of questions, a couple laughs, and away we went. Had to giggle as we pulled away, the scene of Bugs Bunny popped in my head where he says "He don't know me very well, do he"
Anyway, here I am, in one piece, in Big 'Ol Texas... I'll try to toss up some pics when I get a chance, later gators