9:05 am Breakfast at the hotel. Eric told me at least six times that we would NOT be going out for breakfast because they had breakfast at the hotel. I came from the era where breakfast meant a donut and orange juice or coffee. This was better than any breakfast I had seen at a hotel. Both girls ended up leaving with a box of Froot Loops to munch on in the car.
10:18 am Pulling away and its 82 degrees and wonderfully warm. Having familar flashes of Haiti days when deodorant really needed to work.
12:38 pm Still driving. 95 degrees.
1:57 pm Hit Albequerque. 97 degrees.
3:30 pm 101 degrees.
3:31 pm 102 degrees.
3:32 pm 103 degrees
3:40 pm 104 degrees.
3:47 pm 105 degrees.
4:09 pm 106 degrees. We've finally hit the heat ceiling.
5:10 pm Down to just 96 degrees. Am halfway through my book, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
5:44 pm Pull into Amarillo, our original destination but have started talking about the possibility of pushing on a little further after a good hearty dinner... Daddy's choice since it's Father's Day.
5:54 pm Spot a white stretch limo with HORNS on the hood. Scared to take a picture because I didn't want them to see me do it. We're obviously in Texas!
8:44 pm Somewhere the time changed, just noticed. We had been going to Big Texas something or other restaurant because it was on a top 100 list, but due to a GPS "snag" we buzzed right on past it, seeing it in the rear view mirror on the other side of the freeway. Oops! So we pulled off at a Flying J because we HAD to go potty. Too tired to come up with an alternate choice we ended up at The Cookery Restaurant and Buffet inside the Flying J. We decided to press on to Childress to make tomorrow less stressful getting to Bill and Marguerite's friends close to the Texas-Louisiana border.
10:36 pm Arrive at our hotel, Quality Inn. Looks wonderful. Kids winding down. Mommy blogging. Daddy checking the weather while watching the Food Network.
**Figured out how to rotate photos but Eric says I might be messing up the photos and that they might not import to iPhoto well when we return home... so might not do that again. Thanks for sticking with us. Knowing I'm going to blog helps me to jot notes down during the day.