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"What Moves You?" From Texas to New Mexico

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February 14th, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Fun at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX!

After an amazing breakfast at The Big Texan (which included the best morning cheese enchiladas I've ever tasted), we hit the road, heading to the outskirts of Albuquerque. After only three hours driving, not including bathroom and ice cream stops, we made it to Julia's house. Julia is my best friend from college and always, ALWAYS knows how my make my grandmother and I smile. As you can imagine, it was quite the reunion as Grandma-ma, Danielle, Austin, the two dogs and I all poured into Julia's Adobe house where she, her partner and their three dogs and one cat call home. It was chaotic, loud and completely filled with life and laughter. Knowing that Julia's a little crazy, I shouldn't have been surprised that she invited us all to stay in her home. But with this moving road trip full of pets, plants, people and suitcases, I was quite taken aback by her generous nature!

The open road!
There's nothing like the thrill of the open road!

After pulling in the luggage, feeding our furry family members and ourselves, we headed out to celebrate Independence Day. Fireworks in the desert possess a special magic. Combined with friends and family, this 4th of July was unforgettable! I had no worries. ABF U-Pack was transporting my grandmother's belongings and I had my favorite people around me. Listening to surrounding kids express their excitement about the fireworks, I reflected on how much I had already enjoyed our moving family vacation and how much more was left to experience. As the fireworks shot in the air, bursting into glittering colors, I soaked in the pure joy of the moment.

After an hour or more in a one-mile traffic jam, we finally made it home, happy and exhausted. When we awoke, we had a great breakfast, said our good-byes (complete with hugs and howls), and headed to the Grand Canyon. Thanks, ABF U-Pack Moving, for handling the details.