Who drives over 2,000 miles cross-country to Texas in March? Or ever? And why exactly, in heaven’s name, would they?
We did. Me and Jen (right), headed to Tyler for her scouting trip to see if this might be her next move. Getting there was more than half the fun, however, with stops along the way in Moab, a quick visit to The Doobie Sisters in Cortez, CO, and bouncing and splashing through deep potholes in thunderous rains in Gallup, New Mexico.
Above: The eye has it: North Window, Arches National Park
From the beginning of the planning of this trip, Jen and I had been debating whether we’d try to make it all the way to Santa Fe from Moab, a 448-mile drive. She was eager to avoid staying in Gallup—which was a bit past half way– at all costs, while I was looking at splitting the trip in half to avoid burnout, especially with the wet-weather possibilities en route. All bets were off if the weather took a nasty shit.
And it certainly did. A really big, nasty, dangerous, juicy shit. But we punched through anyway, even when we hit sudden ice after a vicious thunderstorm – which we later learned had been a tornado touchdown – west of Albuquerque. Heavy rain and thunderstorms chased us home from Texas, too, especially going through funky Salt Lake City.
Above: Sandpiper Dance on the Gulf
Above: Jump into Boise
Next time: Springing into the waterfalls and coast of Oregon.
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