July 11, 2011

July 4 - Oklahoma City to Albuquerque - 543mi

Unfortunately we had to do back-to-back long driving days. So glad we had a restful hotel - thanks priceline!  The kids enjoyed some TV time in the king bed before heading out on the road again.
 We had a lot of ground to cover, but the timezone change helped. So did the 75mph speed limit. Plus, the kids were really quiet and/or sleeping, so we didn't have to make extra stops. Usually asleep in the passenger's seat, I managed to drive from OKC to Amarillo. Here's proof:
 The present of the day: book for RaeRae
 Sudsy Percy for Lucas. The only bummer is that now he keeps asking for his tracks to go with it. The tracks are in the cube and not coming out until we have a place of our own. Whoops.
Where to stop in Amarillo? After seeing 125 billboards for it, we had to try The Big Texan Steakhouse!
Big cow!
Big boot!
Big chair!
And of course, big steaks! (Which we didn't try, since it was lunch)
Cowboy Luke
Cowgirl Rebecca
Strolling guitarist... or that guy from Lost??
On road trips, we always try to beat each other into the next state, but somehow on this trip, neither of us noticed the state borders. Except Kyle made it to New Mexico before me. I may have been sleeping after my big morning of driving.
 Our stop in Albuquerque was even more special because Sheri, one of my best friends, was there visiting her parents. It was great to see the Browns, have a delicious BBQ and watch the 4th of July fireworks.
They graciously opened their home to us, the only problem being we didn't bring a pack-n-play. RaeRae didn't seem to mind the bed we fashioned for her. Bed + wall + storage chest = crib
Pretty sure looking back, the kids will laugh at us for all the makeshift beds we came up with on this trip!

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