What did we do today? What was it like?
After the race, we drove from Silver City to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where my mother-in-law lives.
How did I do?
After somehow fitting everything I brought for a two-week stage race, everything needed to keep children alive, five people, and a dog into the Subaru Ascent with room for a 6-pack, I drove over Emory pass, one of the most treacherous, twisted mountain roads around, through Hillsboro, and North up I-25 into the smoky New Mexican night on a 40 oz diet coke and the promise of a Chipolte Steak bowl waiting for me when we arrived.
Quote of the day
“Sometimes, if my ladybugs aren’t moving, I shake their home to get their attention.”
Hadley, who spent a good chunk of every afternoon hunting ladybugs, plucking them from the wilds of Silver City, and caging them inside an empty Costco jar.
“Do you want the rest of this apple?”
My wife hands me a half-eaten apple covered in dog hair.
“Are were there yet? Not yet! Are we there yet? NOT YEEET!”
Lars singing his favorite road trip song. At least we didn’t have to answer him.
“What is that person doing? She’s just moving straight into us!!?”
After driving for 500 miles, some idiot in a Toyota Camry incapable of checking their blind spots changes lanes without merging and almost forces us into the median at 45 mph. Good thing I was paying attention.
What I hated about today
Even by bathroom gas station standards, the bathrooms at gas stations were something to behold. I regretted not having an N95 and rubber gloves on me at every stop.