We Made It!
I’ll start with that for Day Four of our road trip, we made it! The title above is the hashtag that Marissa and I have used for our Facebook and Instagram photos of the trip.
Most of the same photos have been used here, but if you want to check them out, feel free.
On Sunday, we once again met in the lobby of a hotel for breakfast, this time it was a Hampton Inn instead of a Great Western, but the complimentary breakfast was basically the same.
We were on the road by 7:00 AM, Dave and Jeff in the truck, pulling the trailer, while Marissa and I drove Jeff’s car.
Except for the damn dense fog for the majority of the day, it was a great drive. Plus, driving in fog with the light of day is so much better than driving in heavy fog in the black of night!
Our favorite part of the drive was Fredericksburg, TX! Thankfully, there was not fog in Fredericksburg, I would have hated to miss seeing this adorably quaint and beautiful town! Marissa and I already have plans for a day-trip or overnighter, on my next visit.
It’s in the Hill Country Wine region of the state. The area is referred to Tuscany of Texas, or at least we saw one sign proclaiming it to be so!
We were on a mission to get to Austin, so we didn’t stop, but it was tempting!
I can’t wait to get back there!
Marissa and I arrived at the apartment first and unloaded Jeff’s car. While waiting for the boys to drop off the trailer at Penske and arrive with the truck and Marissa’s car, we ate lunch from one of the food trucks at The Picnic. The Picnic is Austin’s premier food trailer park on Barton Springs Road, just steps away for their apartment and across from Zilker Metropolitan Park.
As Jeff was backing up the truck, I noticed something on the bumper. His sunglasses! He’d driven several miles from Penske, through the streets of Austin, with his sunglasses on the bumper! We could not believe they made the trip without falling off and being crushed by passing cars.
Then the real work began. It was actually easier moving all their worldly possessions into the new place than it was moving them out of the old place. An elevator and two dollies, instead of stairs and pure manpower, makes a world of difference.
Once we had it all unloaded and up in the apartment, the boys took back the truck and Marissa and I put together and made up the bed. Then we began unpacking the kitchen boxes.
Upon the boys return, we opened a bottle of champagne, ordered pizza and finally relaxed with each other, complimenting ourselves on a great trip!
Dave and I checked into the Hotel Ella, near the state capital, where I picked up the Sunday edition of the Austin American-Statesman. A commemorative newspaper for my daughter and her fiancé … for the day they moved to Austin, TX.
It is now Monday morning and I just returned from taking Dave to the airport. It’s tax season and he’s got piles of work to do. I’ll stay on for a couple more days and help unpack and organize.
Thanks for following along on our journey, and for all your well-wishes along the way! xoxo