The Move – Day 3

Today we began in Tucumcari, NM, and ended in Oklahoma City, OK.  We had mostly cloudy skies, a little bit of light rain, some lightening strikes visible in the distance and mild temps.  Today’s excitement was crossing into Texas, the fascinating drive through the Texas Panhandle and then crossing into Oklahoma.  For a drive of this nature, we’re really not looking for any more excitement than that.

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We stopped into a Walmart in Elk City, OK, and from that experience, I can only conclude that Oklahoma is doing a great job of vaccinating their people.  Most of the employees were wearing a mask but NONE of the customers were.  I can only conclude that they are all vaccinated since unvaccinated people would be wearing a mask.  Right?

Day 3 miles driven was about 380.  This puts us about halfway to our destination.  Downhill from here.

The Move – Day 2

Today we started in Holbrook, AZ, and ended in Tucumcari, NM.  The only “notable” events were crossing into New Mexico and therefore, losing an hour with the change to Mountain Time.  Very exciting.

Entering New Mexico

Just east of Holbrook, Interstate 40 passes through the Petrified Forest National Park.  Of course, you can’t really see anything from the highway but, fortunately, we visited the park back in 2013.

Day 2 miles driven was about 430.  This includes 20 miles driven in an ill-advised detour attempting to bypass a stretch of I-40 with construction in progress.  Didn’t work out.

The Move – Day 1

The fun began yesterday, Day 0.  We had reserved the trailer for pickup at 9:00am on 5/25.  I arrived a few minutes prior and noticed that the trailer was there in the parking lot.  Once the office opened, I went inside along with one other customer.  The trailer was, in fact, the one reserved for us but there was a problem with one of the safety chains.  They were attempting either locate a nearby replacement or get someone to repair the chain.  Bottom line, I went back home to await the outcome not knowing when we might get a trailer.

Truck and U-Haul Trailer

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