we’ve now been in austin for over 24 hours, and i have to say it has already become the small things that count. i got a hot shower last night and dried of with an actual bath towel and we didn’t have to pack up and move on today. those two things alone have made the stop-over worth it. but, the list could go on.
if you know the three of us, you’re probably thinking we are taking full advantage of austin’s notorious music scene. but, it’s 10:30 on a friday night and i just spent all the money i budgeted for tonight on pizza and beer and came back to the hotel to do random things on the computer. welcome to life on the road!
another high point of the day was our excursion to the laundromat to do laundry. we now have a full assortment of clean clothes for camping and tooling around san antonio in for the next few days. you can see how excited i am about clean clothes…
after the laundromat we had one last lunch with my dad before he headed out to finish he own little new-to-retirement-adventure and then hulled up in the hotel room to check some more things off the list before we head out tomorrow. here’s what happens when the three of us take over a hotel room with all of our gear (and i expect it’s only going to get worse as we go).
we are definitely still in planning mode, as our first real feat comes with crossing the mexican border. we all seem be in agreement that that’s when the trip really starts. i think the next few days are going to be full of last minute checking and double checking that we’ve prepared as much as possible to leave the comforts of the US for the foreseeable future. tomorrow we’ll camp again between austin and san antonio. we won’t be roughing it too much, though, since the site has wi-fi and showers. that’s something we should not be getting used to at all! but, it’s nice while it lasts. maybe there will even be a blog post from the woods… but we’ll have to see how tomorrow goes. that’s my new take on planning, and it seems to be working out for me so far.