Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Driving To Texas

We decided to head to Texas for Thanksgiving this year, but we are driving it this time. Cody and I drove the trip a few times together before we had kids, but add kids to the trip, and it's a whole 'nother monster. The kids did great on the drive down, all things considered.

We left bright and early at 8:00 Saturday morning and after many couped up hours in the car, and a few stops, we made Albuquerque that night. We stopped at Chili's for some take out and the checked into our room. It was a quaint little place with an indoor pool. So we left Dad in the room to relax and watch the re-cap of the Utah/BYU game and the kids and I swam. By the way, great job UTES!!!

Sunday morning found us on the road again and let me just say, we're not big fans of New Mexico. It is a very dirty state with litter all over the highways! When we crossed into Texas I wanted to jump out and kiss the ground, but we kept on driving. We filled up on gas and got lunch in Amarillo and we saw the cheapest gas there!! I am amazed at the sudden drop in the price of oil. Otherwise, this trip wouldn't have been possible.

Finally, after over twenty-one hours in the car, we pulled into Mom and Dad's driveway at 10:30 that night. The good news is we get to turn around and do it all again this weekend! Groan...


6 comments:

CDMommy said...

Have fun :)~

Jeanette said...

I wished your family still lived in Houston. I could have seen ya and given you a big ole Texas hug! Happy Thanksgiving.

Alex and Laura said...

boy i've taken a trip similar to this several times! Except I never needed to take three youngsters with me... :-) And we stop in denver more often than in Albuquerque.... lol

Carli Webb said...

Gas is only $1.57 here now! and you are so brave to travel...by car...with 3 little kids! I would have gone insane! Good luck on your trip back!

Joey and Nettifer said...

I can't believe the gas either! Awesome and I am with you on New Mexico - sick. I have a story about that place next time we are together - you will probably appreciate it!

Ev said...

See? It's not that bad. Of course, and here's where my blue-ribbon-mother-of-the-year award comes in, I never travel without Benadryl. I guess not so much anymore since they're all bigger now and have their own cool little gadgets to entertain themselves...besides the DVD player.

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