Sunday, December 10, 2006

Day 2: Flagstaff, AZ to Amarillo, TX

When we woke up this morning, there was frost on the windshield. Haven't had to deal with frost on the windshield since I lived in the desert! It was about 19 degrees when we woke up and left.

This was a very...VERY long driving day. It felt like we were never going to get to destination B. We drove thru the middle of nowhere. I thought I grew up in the middle of nowhere. I had no idea till today what the middle of nowhere really is. Essentially the same environment (desert) but much farther from the coast. When we were in New Mexico, there were a few plateaus that were scenic and certainly quite charming, but mostly, it was brown, flat and barren. I understand there are more beautiful places than the views from I-40, but for the most part, b.a.r.r.e.n. But SIL and I sang along to Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks to pass the time. Also stopped at a few National Historic Parks and found an amazing diner/restaurant in Tucumcari, NM, where we originally thought everyone in town had been abducted by aliens because it looked like the town was completely deserted. Finally arrived in Amarillo, TX at 11pm. Tired and oh so very cold.

Tried to get a connector in Albuquerque for the cameras to download pictures but was denied.

4 comments:

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Road trips are the best, particularly when it comes to finding good food, listening to good music and stopping at hot spots along the way. So loving that you are keeping up with us via the blog.

Ginnie said...

Yes, Mad, so nice to have this running commentary. When you get back, you can actually insert the pics here with the text!

Nan said...

I'm not doing well with the new beta blogger. I keep losing my comments because I forget to log in first. Anyhoo, glad you're keeping us posted on the countryside, weather, and aliens. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Jodi said...

I do am looking forward to photos!