Friday, May 28, 2010

Almost to LA!

We made tracks out of Texas this morning and into New Mexico.  Look what was there to greet us:

And there was this to deal with:

Thelma nervously got off a few shots of this eerie sight and fortunately we were waved through.  I guess a dirty white Vibe with a rubber cow on the antenna doesn't raise any warning flags.

Then we stopped at a pretty rest stop and got some shots of the beautiful plants and flowers that can be found in this arid and sparse environment:

And of course, the obligatory Welcome Sign shot:

The views were changing as the miles went by and the temperature was rising (up to 102!)

And before we knew it we were rolling into Arizona. (Waves to the "Decor" family).  The Welcome Center was closed so Thelma and Louise had to improvise at a rest stop further down the road in Texas Canyon.  Beautiful red rocks.

So, tomorrow it's onto our last leg of this veeerrrrrry long drive, but one that will be worth the effort.  We've been told that Stanley (see sidebar) will be there to greet us when we arrive as we may get there before The Writer and Sammy get home from work.  Looking forward to seeing all of them.


KarenSue said...

I can't believe your almost there! Good job girls. Keep safe.
Happy Memorial day!

Orlando Grandma said...

It is amazing the diverse topography one can find as we drivfe corss country.I'call Alan today to see what is going on Memorial Day weekend at Scot Moore. It won't be long now, and you will see sunny Californnia. I's sure Stan will be a good greeter. Continue to take care of my adventurous girls.

Alan said...

Congrats on a successful cross-country trek.