The first time I go to use my computer after the move, the screen doesn’t work. If I had a nickel for every time my laptops have failed on me…
So, I’m writing this post on Matt’s MacBook, and it is oh-so-difficult for Katie. Therefore, for my own sanity, it is going to be a lot shorter than I planned. It’s probably for the best anyways. You don’t want to hear me go on and on about cows and nothingness in the desert.
I ran for the first time in awhile on Wednesday, and it was a-ma-zing. I’m still not feeling 100% better, but I’m most of the way there. My running felt awkward at first. Is it possible to forget how to do it in a week? Breaking a sweat felt pretty wonderful, though.
Wednesday: Ran 4 (slow) miles.
Thursday: Ran 7 (slow) miles. I can’t even believe how sore my legs are just from a week off.
Today: 8 Minute Plank Challenge (Needed something quick before my father and I headed out for fun activities around the city!)
Moving Cross Country Part 2 (Check out Part 1 here.)
We didn’t see any armadillos. My father led me astray. He said we’d probably see some. Oh well. Here are a few sights we DID see that I found slightly amusing. Hope you do as well!
If you follow me on Facebook, then you know we drove through Tulsa, OK. Just this past week I watched the Friends episode where Chandler has to work in Tulsa. So, all I could think as we were driving through it is how we were in the “Paris of Oklahoma.” Hey, anything to entertain me through this 4-day drive.
Cows. They were everywhere. Seriously.
Pistachio trees! We drove past a lot of pecan tree farms, but I found the pistachios to be the most fascinating, even though they really don’t look that exciting here.
Also, I saw Mexico! We were right next to the border for a little bit, which was pretty cool. That’s the closest I’ve been to leaving the country (on my bucket list). How pathetic/exciting! You can’t even tell in the picture below, but I promise there’s a fence somewhere in there.
Mountains! We drove through so many mountains, I didn’t think we’d ever escape. No guard rails = freaky deaky.
Yesterday, my father and I went for a walk at Mission Bay (for those of you who know where I’m talking about). ‘Twas EXTREMELY windy. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such crazy windiness in San Diego (because I can see the wind, ya know?). It was still nice to get out and take a stroll by the beach to show my father a little bit of the fun.
Today, we ventured over to the Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, which was beautiful as always. It overlooks the naval base, and we even were able to see a Red Cross ship and a few subs partially out of the water, so that was exciting.
He’s still sick–much more than I am. 🙁 Thankfully, we survived the journey, but it wasn’t as pleasant as it could have been with us both hacking up a lung. The lingering of the flu/cold/whateverthisis is betch. Just saying.
Don’t get sick. It sucks.
For the remainder of my dad’s time here, we’re planning to go to Coronado, downtown, tour the Midway (old aircraft carrier), and eat some good food.
I’m trying to sneak in any unpacking that I can, seeing as how our days have activities planned throughout them. My stuff is officially taking over this small apartment.
I am now dealing with my really random packing with boxes having a little bit of everything. Example: a box with shoes, light bulbs, a vase, wine corks (I collect them for a potential future crafty project), shot glasses, and tea. It just worked well for the space. Unfortunately, it makes unpacking a very confusing and complicated process.
And that’s my moving recap!
I know, not exactly the most exciting happenings for a move that covered 2,000 miles. That’s just how it went, though! I was surprised how well the trip went, overall. I never felt the need to open the car door and just roll out of it for the sweet taste of car freedom. So that’s always a good thing.
Roadtrip’s are all fine and dandy, but 4 full days of driving can be a bit blah. I’m quite thankful for how well it went, though.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
I’ll probably be writing from this silly MacBook for the next few weeks because I need Best Buy to heal my laptop, and that usually takes a bit of time. Boooooo.