On the Road (Day 1)

Being trapped inside a moving vehicle for thirteen hours is awful. My new camera kept me entertained temporarily, but I was going absolutely nutters (another word I've added to my verbal dictionary thanks to HP). Click the link below the picture to view a timeline of the first part of our exhausting road trip back home.

0634: Car is packed. Let's go!

0637: Fill up the tank at only $3.06/gallon

0650: Take 30 minutes to finish one Clif bar for breakfast

0730: Catch Bella peeking at us

0738: Cross the Colorado River. Apparently there's more than one?

0750: Bella enjoys the view

0803: Harry Potter audiobooks keep us entertained

0820: Potty break. Strangers taunt Bella through the windows and make her bark

0910: Lunch? Disgusting Lunchables for me. Beef jerky and squeezable apple sauce for Hubby

1030: We realize that Bella's bed is completely in the sun

1055: Fill up the tank again at $3.39/gallon. We move Bella to a more shaded position

1126: We hear Bella snore. I grow extremely jealous of Bella's ability to sleep through the entire car ride

1354: There are no helmet laws in TX. Hubby tells me to put my camera away. "They're a real gang, you know." 

1446: Fill up the tank again right before we hit El Paso. Hubby tries to get Bella to go potty. Bella says, "Screw you! I ain't peeing on no rocks."

1516: Finally out of Texas!

1620: We both go crazy after about ten hours in the car and start howling.

1621: Bella doesn't care

1653: New Mexico is a really small state

1654: I realize that it's actually 1554 because of the time change. The one hour I thought we had left in the car really turns into two.

1700 (really): I make a cocoon for myself to shield myself from the hot sun

1720: In N Out! I copied Hubby and got my burger protein style, which means no toasted buns. NEVER AGAIN. The lettuce on my burger wasn't wrapped properly so I was just holding a cheesy meat patty in my hand. I threw it down dramatically and yelled, "This is ridiculous! I can't eat this!" I get really crabby when I'm hungry...

1840: Cuddle time


Your photos have gotten so good! Can't wait to hear more about your road trip. We just came back from one ourselves, need to post!
Spencer said…
i love this post! taking a photo of every stop seems like a lot of fun. i wish you guys filled up more often cause i was expecting to see a slow and consistent rise in gas prices the further west you guys came haha. also protein burgers are great! you get used to holding it after a while :)