11.26.13

Driving To Texas!

IMG_1694 IMG_1701 IMG_1713 IMG_1717   This year we are spending Thanksgiving in Texas with my sister. We took our time driving down which was nice. We would drive a few hours each day during Audrey’s nap times. The first night we drove through blizzard conditions from Denver to Trinidad CO. We stayed at a Comfort Inn that night and Audrey’s really didn’t let us sleep. I think she was getting used to the driving schedule. The roads were so slick and there was just so much ice and snow everywhere. The next morning we took a dip in the indoor pool, which was actually COLD! Saturday we drove from Trinidad to Childress TX. It was blizzard conditions yet again, and the drive was pretty boring. We almost ran out of gas too. Women DO NOT trust your men to keep track!!! We watched as the gas predictor went from 30 to 20 to 13 and then just started blinking as if to say “FILL ME UP NOWWWWWW!”. In Childress we ate dinner at a Chinese buffet and the owner had her children there so Audrey got to play with them for over an hour. Her baby was 10 months old and had 4 teeth! Our baby girl still has ZERO! That night we stayed at a Hampton Inn, and you all know how much I LOVE Hampton Inns. This one was not as nice as other Hampton Inns, but it was still nice. We had a nice swim in their indoor pool the next morning before we left. We left Childress and drove to Dallas Sunday. It was a shorter drive and it wasn’t snowing so that was great. We stayed at a Candlewood Suites near downtown. This hotel was an extended stay type of place so we got a room with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom for $85. It was really nice being able to set Audrey’s crib up in the living room. The poor baby has had a nasty cough the last few days so she’s been waking us up quite a bit. It’s hard hearing your little baby cough all night.    This year we are spending Thanksgiving in Texas with my sister. We took our time driving down which was nice. We would drive a few hours each day during Audrey’s nap times. The first night we drove through blizzard conditions from Denver to Trinidad CO. We stayed at a Comfort Inn that night and Audrey’s really didn’t let us sleep. I think she was getting used to the driving schedule. The roads were so slick and there was just so much ice and snow everywhere. The next morning we took a dip in the indoor pool, which was actually COLD! Saturday we drove from Trinidad to Childress TX. It was blizzard conditions yet again, and the drive was pretty boring. We almost ran out of gas too. Women DO NOT trust your men to keep track!!! We watched as the gas predictor went from 30 to 20 to 13 and then just started blinking as if to say “FILL ME UP NOWWWWWW!”. In Childress we ate dinner at a Chinese buffet and the owner had her children there so Audrey got to play with them for over an hour. Her baby was 10 months old and had 4 teeth! Our baby girl still has ZERO! That night we stayed at a Hampton Inn, and you all know how much I LOVE Hampton Inns. This one was not as nice as other Hampton Inns, but it was still nice. We had a nice swim in their indoor pool the next morning before we left. We left Childress and drove to Dallas Sunday. It was a shorter drive and it wasn’t snowing so that was great. We stayed at a Candlewood Suites near downtown. This hotel was an extended stay type of place so we got a room with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom for $85. It was really nice being able to set Audrey’s crib up in the living room. The poor baby has had a nasty cough the last few days so she’s been waking us up quite a bit. It’s hard hearing your little baby cough all night.  IMG_1735 IMG_1737 IMG_1743   The next morning we kind of took our time getting our of Dallas. We stopped at Dealey plaza to see the area where JFK was assassinated. We were pretty disappointed with the memorial they has set up. It was basically a concrete square. We didn’t stay long. It was freezing there and our hands were ice blocks. It took us about 4 hours to get to Houston from Dallas. That leg was pretty bad too. The rain was nearly blinding. It didn’t let up the whole time we were on the road. It was pretty intense, but we finally made it to the guest house we are renting. We used https://www.airbnb.com/ to find a place to stay and so far we have been very impressed.

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