Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 18

As you can tell I'm at the track! Man it's hot out! Haven't gotten to see my cousins race yet but here is a pic of a ladybug on John's bike....


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Stocked up...

I love these wafer cookies called "quadratinis".... I have never found them anywhere in New York though! When we were in Cali we picked up a bag for the trip to Alabama, but polishes off the bag before Texas! Anyway, Anita has the same store (World Market) by her, so she took us there to stock up....



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Anita's house....

...is ridiculously adorable!!! Check it out...


I woke up this morning to pancakes (with chocolate chips), eggs, bacon, and sausage....yummy!!! Today we are going to do some shopping (of course), and then we are going to the track to watch my cousins BMX race!! Can't wait!! Stephen is looking forward to it too!
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Day 17

Here is the ladybug for today... Can you tell I have some time on my hands?? I can't stop messing with the colors on the pics! We will be at my cousins house in Alabama in 10 minutes!

Joseph.... Isn't it crazy how far me and the ladybug stickers you got me have traveled??
Can you tell I'm getting closer to you? I'll be seeing you soon! I love you and miss you!! Xoxoxoxoxox!!! Tell Kaci I hope she feels better!!!


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75 Miles....

....till Anita's!!! So exciting! This trip is going so fast!! I drove for a few hours in the middle so it broke it up! Right now we are cruising down i20, and watching "Super Troopers"...great movie!! Cant wait to get there!
Here are 2 more pictures from Pappasito's last night I wasn't able to post before...





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Crossed 'ol Miss again

Stephen checking in again. Around 1:30 today (local time) we crossed the Mississippi River for the second time this trip. Makes us really feel like we're back on the east coast. It's exciting and sad at the same time knowing it's almost over. We're under 4 hours to our destination today at Anita's and we're pretty psyched to see her. Anyway I'm not at all used to this phone and its quirks so I'm out for now. Back to Steph when we switch drivers again soon...

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Pappasito's Cantina

Last night in Dallas, we decided to go out to eat. Ohhhhh man it was sooooo delicious!!! Here are some pics of Pappasito's Cantina... it was a really cute place too...





(That 'rita' was for you Alecia)



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Goodbye Dallas

Our short visitation to Dallas was fun! The restaurant last night was awesome... I'll post pictures later. Right now we are on our way to Birmingham, AL. The GPS is showing an arrival time of 5:24... So with stops we figure we should get there around 6-6:30! The good news is that there are no time zone changes today, so we don't lose any time! Yay! Anyway we have been on the road for about an hour....bye bye Dallas!





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Cali pics - Part 3

Ok so now that I have Wi-fi, and I am on my laptop, I can post more of the California pictures!
Dinner at Suki Seven....

Me and Cuz P....


Afterwards we got some ColdStone...


Silly Aunt Ann...

This picture cracks me up becuase we are in front of a shopping center....everything is nicer in Cali!!!!

The last night before we left, Big Red was due for an oil change...

I made sure I snapped some pictures of Pete and Jenn's two 6 month old puppies Lucy and Bear....
This is Lucy...

And this is Bear...

See how they love each other...

Friday, May 29, 2009

In Dallas

Here is a picture I took of the sunset through the bug splattered windshield....


Anyway we are on our way .4 miles away from our hotel for some dinner. Going to eat at "Papasito's Cantina".... Mmmmm!
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Cali pics - Part 2

More from Santa Monica...








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Cali pics - Part 1

Here are some pics that I finally uploaded off of Stephens camera from California...
My favorite pool...pics don't do Cousin Peters backyard justice...


Stephen showing Grams our pictures from Moab...


Me and Big Red on the Santa Monica Pier...


More Santa Monica pics...


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Somewhere in Texas


Hi all! Stephen checking in while Stephanie makes our way through the great state of Texas. Seems to be a whole bunch of nothing going on here though.



Anyway, just wanted to say that we had an amazing time with Steph's family in California. I really don't know if there's any way to fully thank them for everything but we appreciate it. Thank you. Anyway back to the nothingness. I'll probably be taking over the driving soon anyway.

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Off we go

Leaving Las Cruces, and heading towards Dallas! Stephen is "squeeging" the windshield... And we will be on our way! I'm going to drive for a bit to give Stephen a break. Say bye-bye to La Quinta...


The shower worked! Woohoo!
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

In New Mexico

We have 2 hours to go.... I have Taylor Swift blasting "Hey Stephen" on the radio, and our bag of quadratini wafers are running low... It's been a long trip so far for today! Stephen is a trooper, but tomorrow I'll give him a break and drive a bit. Time for a potty break! Gotta go!
Jake, check out this train...






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Jerky time

Mmmm.... Snack time! We have less than 3 hours to go!





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Joseph and Kaci

I miss you guys so much!! It will stink when this trip is over but at least I have something to look forward to!!! I have some goodies I picked up for you both along the way!! Can't wait to see you again!!! MUAH!!!!!!! Joseph here is your daily ladybug picture for Day #15.....


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Yummy Yuma

We stopped in Yuma, Arizona for lunch and guess what we had?!? No, not tacos although we considered it....


Mmmmmmmm!
Sooo good!


And we are back on the road!
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Olé

Check out this pic of our GPS...



That black line is the Mexican border! I'm pretty sure I can literally throw a rock at Mexico! Who is in the mood for tacos for lunch????? Look, you can see the fence!


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Cousin Peters...

This will be our home for the next few days....











Pete and Jen atr walking their puppies. Right now we are going for a hike up this mountain...


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Alabama bound

We left early this morning and man it was tough! It always stinks saying goodbye to family! After we had such a wonderful visit it was definitely rough!! Thank you soooooooo much to Peter and Jennifer for EVERYTHING and having us stay in your beautiful home!! Both Stephen and I had a blast, so thanks again for making our road trip even more wonderful and memorable than it already was!! Aunt Ann, and Grams you are the greatest and funniest ladies I know.... Miss you already!!!!
So although it sucked leaving, I have to remind myself there is still definitely more to look forward to!!
For the first time on our journey we are heading east!! So we are officially halfway done (a little more than half)! Right now a are working our way towards Alabama where my cousin Anita lives! For those of you who aren't clear on the family connection... Anita is Cousin Peters sister and Aunt Ann's daughter (still my Dad's side of the family). She is awesome, and just as psyched as I am that I'm going to visit her!! We are taking 3 days to get there instead of two.... So right now we are heading to Las Cruces New Mexico.... It's about a 12 hour drive. I think I'll take a nap! :)
Bye-bye California!!!! Xoxoxoxoxox!!



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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On our way back

The beach was great! It could have been a little warmer, the wind made it slightly chilly, but it was still a beautiful day!!





It is taking us longer than we want to get back cuz it is rush hour and we cut right through LA! Gotta get ready for double date night with Cousin Peter and Jen!


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Santa Monica Pier

We decided to head south once we got on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)... And head towards Santa Monica. It made more sense to come here since we can go on the beach, shop, and eat all in one place! It's very pretty here and it's a landmark!


I have some great pics we took with Stephens camera I'll post later!
Right now we are eating at Bubba Gumps Shrimp, here is the view...


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