Monday, June 2, 2008

In the Lone Star State

Our trip from Jersey to Texas went very well.
First leg was to South Carolina to pack up Terry's apartment. I am still amazed at how much we could fit in the Benz and her volvo. Off we drove through Georgia and Alabama.
First overnight stop was Pearl, Mississippi. Very hot and humid there.Back in the car and we drove through Louisiana across the Mississippi River and entered Texas.
We stopped on the outskirts of Abilene. The temperatures were rising and the greenery and trees decreasing.
Last leg of the trip took us through the desert and most desolate area I have ever seen. The speed limit on Interstate 20 and then 10 was 80 miles per hour.We could never drive those speeds in NJ - just too congested and the roads have too many turns. We stopped in Pecos for gas and didn't see another food stop until Van Horn.
We arrived in El Paso and moved Terry's things in to Andy's apartment. The temperature then was 103 degrees at 5pm. I will say that there is a difference between 95 degrees and 80 % humidity and 103 and 0% humidity. Sunscreen is a requirement any time out in the sun.
We are staying in downtown El Paso at a great classic hotel.
More to come-

LivingStrong in the Big State of Texas!!!

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