Finally in North Carolina

It's been a fairly grueling trip – as well as a deep and wonderful trip. We didn't get a chance to have internet access quite so often, so it's been a few days since I've had a chance to blog. I'm uploading a few new pictures to flickr – but be patient – I'm on dial up! We decided not to stop in New Orleans after all, so we cut our trip short by a day or two (although it had been lengthened by a day or two by the weather in New Mexico and Texas.)

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San Antonio

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, warm and dry at a friend of Ruth's. We've had a great, but too brief visit, and we'll be on our way to New Orleans this afternoon – a short driving day today, after a harried day in really bad traffic in West Texas. The pictures of some of it are now up on flickr – so you can get a feeling for what we've been through.

We'll be in New Orleans on Thursday, and in North Carolina sometime over the weekend.

It's been an adventure!

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I'm really digging the hot springs …

It's been a trip so far full of adventures, and things that are new to me. After Mercey Hot Springs and seeing dear friends in Idyllwild, we drove on I-10 through Arizona and New Mexico, and stopped for a brief soak at El Dorado Hot Springs, in Tonopah, AZ. It was great – we had a private pool, and we spent a nice hour in the early evening before heading back on the road for a stint.

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Stuck in the Snow …

Well, there was a storm in Southern New Mexico. We woke up to a few inches of snow, and expected some slow driving, but we didn't quite expect them to close Interstate 10. So, we're stuck in Deming, New Mexico. It's not terrible, though. We're staying at a chain hotel, with really good WiFi, and it's amazing how easy it is to keep occupied when stuck in a hotel room with nowhere to go.

We expect to get back on the road tomorrow, heading to San Antonio, to visit a friend of Ruth's, then off from there to New Orleans.

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Packing, packing, packing…

My to do list is long, the boxes are piled high, and my energy is low. As moves go, though, this one has to be up there as one of the easiest, for sure, of the cross-country moves I've made in my life (this is, basically, the 4th.) It's easier for a variety of reasons – I have a lot less stuff, since I jettisoned so much of it almost two years ago.

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