We moved again. This time to
the Palm Springs, California area. It was a major drive from
New Jersey to California with 2 dogs, 2 cats, a lizard in the car.
Luckily, our family is in Texas and so we were able to stop there
for a long visit before heading out again for California.
Leaving New Jersey
passing through Tennessee
tailgate lunch in Nashville
passing through Arkansas
driving through Texas, nearing our
halfway point, yippee!
saving a huge turtle about to cross
To see pictures from our visit in
Texas, click here.
West Texas highway
Franklin Mountain in El Paso - We
took this picture for one of our friends back in New Jersey.
Her grandfather grew up in El Paso and Geronimo passed through the
area often. Whenever the town word get word that Geronimo was
heading towards town, they would put all the children in a mule
drawn wagon and drive them out to the hills and hide them in caves
until he passed. Thought they'd like to see a picture of the
hill, he probably hid in. It's so cool when history can be
brought to life in a personal way. I had just taken the kids
to see Geronimo's grave at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma and was telling my
friend about it and then she told me her story and then we just
happened to pass through El Paso on our move. Cool! Now
I just need to get to Chloride, NM to see the family store that her
family owned and when Jesse James passed through the area he gave
her great-grandmother a gun because he thought she needed more
looking over into Mexico - quite a
one of the
very few towns along the
highway in New Mexico
but we did pass
and the giant
roadrunner sculpture made from trash from the local landfill -
we found out about them on the
app - great app to use while traveling!!
saw many, many dirt devils - dust
- Steins, NM - it was founded in 1857 and was a railroad and
Cool rock formations near Dragoon, AZ
another attraction featured on
Roadside America -
giant baby playing with real tractor in field, Phoenix, AZ
fabulous rock store on the side of
the road - I could have stayed there hours. I love all the
beautiful tumbled stones.
entering the Coachella Valley where
our new home is
our new town
our new street - both ends of the
street dead end into big mountains - LOVE IT!!!! - we're in a cove
Pictures from our last visits with our friends
in Virginia and New Jersey
Before we left, we headed down
to Virginia to see our friends one last time before we head out.
It was a whirlwind trip but we all had a great time!
The kids did a lot of go cart
and more go cart riding - they had a
fabulous time! Just wish we could have stayed longer but I had
to run back to pack, pack, pack.
We're going to miss seeing our
awesome Virginia friends as well as our new awesome New Jersey
IN the first NJ friends picture, we were up on Washington Rock, the
spot where General George Washington stood everyday to watch the
advances of the British Soldiers and plan his next move. You
can see for miles and miles and miles. I'm always amazed to be
able to see New York City so clearly. We actually don't live
that far from NYC as the crow flies, as you can see in this picture.
Anyone reading this an unschooler in
California? I'll probably have some questions soon for you.