Seeing the beautiful end product of something is nice and sometimes breath taking, but I find that experiencing the process can also be a very beautiful thing. I want to take you along on this journey with me. My hope is to enlighten, inspire, and, at times, humor you.
Well, I had a most interesting last evening at home with my parents before I left for California. To be honest, there is never a dull moment in the Baker family household. I’m thankful for that.
We called it a night around 11:30 and were up a short 5 hours later to finish packing the car. By “the car” I mean my very small red mustang…
Our first effort at “getting on the road” ended before we got out of the driveway when we realized we didn’t have a GPS… When traveling 2000 miles a GPS would probably be helpful. Our 2nd effort was came to a hault about 100 feet down the road when I noticed I didn’t have my sunglasses. Also, a bit of a necessary for traveling cross- country.
Eventually we got out of Dyersburg’s city limits! We traveled through Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma before stopping in Amarillo, Texas. The adrenaline I’m experiencing is so great that I am still a happy person after 12 hours in a mustang.
OH MY GOODNESS, I LOVE THE GRAND CANYON. (The fact that we drove 10 hours today doesn’t even matter after experiencing this.)
I won’t waste our time trying to explain it because you can’t. Here are some photos, but they certainly don’t do it justice. Please, please, please, go see this wonder of the world if you ever get the chance!
I stared at it in awe for hours, and the only thing I could think was “amazing.”
A few other thoughts from today…
- New Mexico is kind of like Mexico, only you’re in the U.S.
- More people would listen to sermons on the radio if the speaker had a different voice and tone.
1. My dad drove under the speed limit and actually added time to the GPS. I still think he rocks.
2. I replaced my morning coffee with a large Red bull today.
3. Today I realized it is possible to get tired of hearing music. Any music.
Today I’m thankful for a creative creator. His imagination made our 30 hour drive (2600 miles) much more enjoyable than I had expected. I do feel the need, however, to warn anyone driving to California in the near future that on day 3 you will go through 5 hours of desert. The Mojave Desert is pretty spectacular for the first hour; after that it can seem a bit…… repetitive.
We finally arrived in LA today!! I think that I am going to love this city. Stay tuned.