Day 1: July 1
We got up super early.
Left Gilbert, AZ around 6:30 am.
By the time we hit Flagstaff, I was dunzo.
But we pressed on.
We drove. And drove. And drove.
Finally, we saw this:
We made it to New Mexico.
We drove on a few more hours and reached our first stop.
We stayed in the ghetto.
Motel 6 is scary...but cheap.
Day 2: July 2
We planned on leaving Albuquerque around 6 am.
Our plans changed as soon as our alarm went off.
We weren't quite ready to wake up.
But it worked out pretty good.
Our very good friends, the Johnsons, were passing through Albuquerque too!
But they were headed back to AZ.
We were able to meet up for some breakfast and visit with them.
Finally, it was time to hit the road.
We drove. And drove. And...well, you know.
Eventually, we saw this:
So far, Texas is our favorite state to drive through.
We were told to watch out for tons of road kill.
countless unidentified critters
But Texas was not our destination for today.
So we kept driving.
Finally, we saw a sign that said "Oklahoma State Line"
so we looked for the big "Welcome to Oklahoma" sign.
WHAT!? NO SIGN!?
I immediately began to dislike Oklahoma.
But then we saw this:
At a rest stop.
20 miles into the state.
Not awesome, but I'll take it.
We drove several more hours.
(Today was a LONG driving day)
We finally reached Oklahoma City, our stop for today.
We found a hotel.
Not in the ghetto.
Compared to last nights hotel, this hotel is the Ritz.
But it isn't really the Ritz.
We ain't made of money.
Tomorrow we will press on to Kansas.
We will play with the Potter's for a week.
Then finish our road trip to Columbus, OH.
Ready or not, here we come!