Wednesday, October 11, 2006
It has been a tough year. It's quickly winding to a close. These last couple of months always seem to zoom by. Don't they? I've decided to slow down a bit and give myself an adventure by taking the last two weeks of the year off and going on a road trip.
My plan is to drive from Los Angeles to San Antonio and make several stops along the way going to and fro so that I can check out some of the local scenery.
When I moved to California from Dallas ten years ago, I took the northern route, that's what we called it anyhow, through Albuquerque and Flagstaff. This time with the help of Yahoo trip planner, I'm taking the southern route. I think on the way out I'll stop at Phoenix and Las Cruces and on my return trip, I think I'll stop in El Paso and Tucson. But, I haven't quite nailed the details down yet.
I'm a bit nervous to do it alone but at the same time it excites me to face a challenge. I look forward to having time alone to do whatever I want. I'll have to force myself though to not put my pedal to the metal and whiz by all the roadside attractions. I have a tendency to look at road trips as a timed challenge to beat the clock. "Yahoo says it takes 19 hours. Ha! I'll do it in 18!" Most of the time I win. However, the one and only speeding ticket I have ever received was in Arizona, so hopefully that will be encouragement to keep it this side of 100 as I drive through there.