I really want to share with people pictures and stories from our trip, but then I get overwhelmed when I think of how I can share everything that happened because SO MUCH happened. And I don't think you want to look at 1,000 pictures even.
So here's how this is going to work. I'm going to blog each segment of our journey separately and then post a few pictures on Facebook. You can follow along and experience our journey!
First segment: College Station to Las Cruces.
The first day we drove from College Station to Las Cruces, NM which was about 11 hours. We left at 9 in the morning and got into Mountain Time zone. I had imagined the drive on I-10 through West Texas would be flat, dusty and boring. But I was wrong! It was hilly with some small mountains! Scroll through the pictures for the rest of the story!!
|Our car was completely packed. Unpacking and packing our car turned into a jig-saw puzzle over the course of this trip.|
|West Texas. Not so flat after all!|
|See the faint lightning bolt?! Rollin captured the tail end of a lightning strike!|
|Here we are entering El Paso, TX. It borders Mexico.|
|This is not a high quality picture...but that's looking into Mexico. It looked like a different world.|
|Finally, we made it to New Mexico.|
|Night #1 on our trip.|
|There was a ridge next to our hotel so we climbed it to get this view!|
|Looking east towards the mountains.|
|We had to work on Rollin not pushing his chin up for pictures ;-)|
|Heading back down. We had a pizza sitting in our car we were starving to eat!|
This concludes DAY 1 of our trip!!!