Thursday, August 30, 2012

My big move!

I am now an Arizona resident! It was almost a month ago that Mike and I left Kentucky and made the 28 hour drive across the country to our new home.

The cats meowed the entire time.

I thought it would be neat to take pictures every hour or two for the entire drive to show the gradient from lush, green Kentucky, to dry, brown Arizona.

 So this is where we started. So green, you could die.

View from outside our condo.

Goodbye Louisville, I'll never forget the year I spent in you.

Indiana. Corn, corn, corn, corn.
Missouri. Getting browner!

On the first night of our drive, we stayed in Chandler, Oklahoma. It was there that I had the pleasure of experiencing 114 degrees. I'm pretty sure I got heat exhaustion. Not cool. Also, it's a totally horrible place. Never go there.

Oklahoma. Starting to look Southwest-ish.

Oklahoma some more.

Texas. So flat! Crazy flat. 
New Mexico! Take note of the state's most plentiful natural resource: the shrub. 
Finally a mountain creeping up.
Outside Roswell, NM. Hills!
A place I've driven many, many times, and should have gotten my first speeding ticket, but never did.

White Sands. It's white and sandy.

Starting to look Arizona-ish.

Arizona! Pretty place. 

Finally, my new home! I love you, Saguaro (huggy cactus).

And that was my trip!

We are liking our new house in the desert. I don't feel quite at home yet, but I'm sure with a little more time, it will start to feel normal.