Monday, April 12, 2010

"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it." -- Charles Dudley Warner

The past 4 days have been such a whirlwind! Wowsa. It began Thursday with a plane ride to St. Louis and then another one to Omaha. Ryan met me at the airport and we went straight to one of our most frequented places, Upstream Brewing Company, to get a couple of pints. After whetting our appetite we got Sushi at good. After Blue, we met up with a couple of Ryan's friends, Pat and Joe for a quick drink at Josephine's, this really tiny hole in the wall bar with 70s decor.

Friday morning started early to pick up the rental truck. After a few hours of packing, organizing and loading (and probably a pepperoni jalapeno pizza...) we hit the road.

Everything was going so well until it got dark in Kansas and it was getting difficult to see. For whatever freakish reason, we can't get the headlights to stay on, but if we hold down the lever, the brights work. We pull over and using packing tape, tape the lever to the steering wheel...
g-h-e-t-t-o. Every time we signaled left or right, the windshield wipers came on and squirted water. Very nice. We decide to get dinner and stay the night in Wichita, waking up so early on Saturday morning for the long haul (10 hours). Oklahoma was pretty and yielded the best BBQ brisket sandwich I've had in a really, really long time.

We got into Houston at about 8:30 pm on Saturday and had 0 trouble falling asleep. The next day was reserved for unpacking and getting settled. Last night we cooked dogs and veggie kabobs and called it a weekend.

Lots of thinking and decisions and plans on tap for the near future, but I'm so happy for it. My muscles are sore- but it's a good sore, like I accomplished everything I set out to, and I'm exhausted and excited at the same time. My love and my best friend is a Texan! For the first time we share a zip code and I'm anticipating having a post-workday glass of wine with him tonight.

Like an amateur, I didn't charge up the camera before the trip, but did manage to snap a few photos:

A cute bakery we passed after sushi in Old Market, Omaha. I controlled myself!

Pretty cookies!

Little bar where we met up with a few of Ryan's friends.

Bags are packed and we're ready to go!
On the road, near Nebraska City, Ne
A little roadside religion.
Pretty Oklahoma!
...and then the camera died.
Hope you're having a fantastic Monday!

1 comment:

  1. I like this post =).

    I also really like the picture of the Budget truck in front of Ryan's old house ... it's not the first one to have parked there ;).

    Love from MiN


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