what a week!
full of emotions, a total roller coaster of excitement, anticipation, nerves...fear...
we left last thursday at the crack of dawn...actually earlier than dawn, but ya know
here we are...2 crazy kids heading out on a journey into the unknown!
ironically last sunday was our 12th wedding anniversary (it's been 12 years since we took the plunge into the unknown, fitting that this would be a trip filled with possible new beginnings!)
Jim had worked the day before, so I took the first shift driving. I made it to just past springfield, mo. we ate some lunch at a rest stop and headed on.
no pics of the first day:
1) because I was busy driving (and singing to the satalite radio's hits of the 90's).
2) Jim took over for the last mile of mo, and just past ok city.
3)OK really isn't all that interesting (especially at night!)--you know that saying a chicken in every pot...well there's a cow in every field...so if steers for miles and miles excites you this is your place!
the next morning, again way too early, I noticed these strange soy bean fields that looked like they had frost on some of their leaves. I asked Jim about this, but I was lucky to have gotten him awake enough to get out of the bed and into the car...so he was no help!
once the sun rose more, I was surprised to see the "bean plants" were really cotton! in all of my sheltered-ness, I have never seen a cotton field before---here's my version at 85 mph (lovin the speed limits in ok and tx!)
near amarillo, we saw the worlds largest cross. there's also a restaurant that advertises a free 72 oz steak...could you imagine?!? I don't even buy pot roasts that big!!!
finally after putting some serious miles on the rental car we saw this:
(again, going around 85 as we blew into the state...not to bad considering it was with a cruddy camera phone!)
so far, its been a good trip, a strange trip, and a love of this area keeps growing and growing!