Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello from the Left Coast

Well, how life has changed in the last six months since my last post! Lets just say I'm not in Florida. Let's try Seattle. Yep... that's right folks, we now live in Seattle. Ted was offered a fabulous job at Boeing so we made the leap and moved out to the left coast. We have been here since January and we are enjoying the change of scenery. We still have unpacked boxes in the garage, but we had those in the house in South Carolina after we lived there for five years! LOL

The blog ring I have been lucky enough not to be kicked out of because I never post- SORRY!!, has asked to post about a trip we have taken. How about a cross country relocation drive with 3 dogs and 1 cat? Now that was a TRIP!! We drove from South Carolina to Seattle in 5 days. It was approximately 3,500 miles and was the longest and fastest trip of our life! We drove for 12-14 hours a day and only stopped for gas, food and to sleep each night. Then throw in two basset hounds, a geriatric husky (who forgot he was potty trained) and a cat in a carrier, and you have a trip of a life time!

Thankfully, the trip was uneventful. We had beautiful weather, which was a blessing when you are traveling across the country in early January. We decided to take the Southern route across I-40 then up I-5. We didn't run into any snow and only caught some rain for brief periods. We saw some beautiful parts of the country that I have never been to and would love to go back to explore. Unfortunately we didn't have the luxury to be able to do that on this trip. It was amazing to see the miles of trains criss-crossing the Southwest. The the highest snow topped mountains in Arizona. The nothingness of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona for that fact.
And California....wow... really, the speed limit is 55 when you are pulling a trailer. UGH. Do you know how long that state is??? We thought we would never get out of there! People told us Texas takes forever, but we only went through the tip of the pan handle. Try driving through the whole state of California. Doing 55 mph. We were never so happy to see Oregon in our life!!
Sorry, Cali.....

Despite the long days on the road, McDonalds every day for lunch (and sometimes for dinner), we made it safely to our new home. We are having fun exploring our new city and the surrounding area. There sure is a lot of things to do! And no GNATS!! YAY!!

1 comment:

Mad Hatter said...

Wow, that is some trip... I hope you find it was worth it. I don't think I need to tell you, it does have "and beyond" in the blog title... you are one of that group. I hope to hear and see more about Seattle in your posts. I have a high school buddy who lives out there.. but anyway