We headed out after the game and finding Toby, and we did not want to stay in El Paso any longer, so we headed out. We made it to Cloudcroft, New Mexico, a tiny little town up in the mountains a bit where there was snow. We figured camping in the snow with a broken tent on New Years eve was not the way to go. Everyone in the tiny town was in one bar, so we found the owner of a hotel across the street and rented a suite. We watched some of the festivities on TV, but were too tired to really celebrate, so we went to bed. The next day we continued our drive, stopping in Roswell, New Mexico of course. We camped outside without the tent that night, listening to coyotes howling close by. The next morning we were up and pushed through to Pittsburgh (with a quick loop around the arch in St. Louis around sunset); we arrived very early in the morning/very late at night. Little did I know this wouldn't be my last road trip to/from Texas...
We had lunch on Jim Beam's porch in Kentucky. Kentucky was really lovely.
Toby, Paul, Nick, Kyle
Stopped to get some fireworks, obviously.
Dinner I think in Arkansas? We all hate Arkansas.
Showered, tent set up, dinner.
Packing up to head out.
I was driving in Missouri and this happened; the van went all wonky but kept driving fine.
And get another picture of Kyle and I together, making that a total of two I think for the whole trip!
- From the desk of Mrs. M