Saturday, September 12, 2009

What we have been up to for the last 6 weeks, part 1

On the morning of July 30th, this is what all of our possessions looked like.

In a few short hours our stuff would be tightly packed into a moving container

Here it is. Just 20 feet of space to cram all of our worldly goods into. And it fit, almost... we ended up leaving behind 2 small shelves and my wedding dress.

To anyone in Utah or Colorado: DO NOT use Bailey's Moving Company! They will underestimate the weight of your stuff, so that they can charge you extra when you go over your weight allowance, even though you meticulously got rid of what you thought was thousands of pounds of stuff. Later we found out that we weren't the only ones that this happened to. End rant.

Finally, it was time to hit the road. First stop, Santa Fe. While it was a cute little town with cool adobe houses. It was crowded and lacked available parking, so we end up only staying one day instead of two.En route to Carlsbad Caverns we stop in Roswell and ate lunch.

Green Chile Cheeseburger with guacamole - Yum!

Carlsbad Caverns. The first night we watched the bat exodus. The next day we toured the caverns. The girls dubbed this the best part of our road trip.
Onto San Antonio. A fun day even though we almost melted. The Alamo was very interesting and the River Walk was a great place to go to cool off. As we walking to our car, Kali grabbed the gate of the Alamo and cracked us all up by yelling, "We're the Mexican's. Let us in!"

In Austin, we enjoyed touring the State Capitol.

A side trip to Lockhart where we sampled 3 different BBQ joints.

And visiting friends.

Up next: the family portion of our trip.

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