Saturday, December 20, 2008

Amarillo Sky

The road trip is underway!!

We left home at 4:06 a.m. (only 6 minutes behind schedule!!!) At 7:16 we were crossing over the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. We got into Texas about 10:15. And kept driving and driving and driving and are still in Texas. This picture was taken before noon around Dallas.

For lunch we stopped in a rest area and had a picnic. The wind was not helpful! But it wasn't cold yet and the sun decided to shine for a few minutes. The farther west we went the flatter it got. and the trees disappeared. Finally they were just about all gone.

It's amazing to me, who is almost always surrounded by trees and rolling hills, to see such flat bareness. With views like these, you can see why early people thought the earth was flat.

This was our view of the setting sun. We still had about 2 hours of driving after the sun set but it really was the perfect end to a great day. I am so proud of our girls. There was no fighting or fussing at all today.

We drove so far today because we want to stop several places tomorrow: Petrified Forest, Meteor crater, and a few places on Route 66. Pics to follow when we have them.


  1. Glad ya'll made it. Thanks for the updates. Love the pics!!

  2. I can't wait to see pics of the meteor crater!!

    I'm glad y'all made it fine so far.

    Thinking of you!

  3. I do not envy y'all driving across Texas. It's bad enough having to drive half-way and stop there. The lack of trees is very sad. Especially if you have to live there! Hope the rest of your trip is fantastic!