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To Adventure!

Well, my bags are packed, my plane leaves tomorrow, and I am off to the wilds of Arizona to help my dad and stepmom move! There will be packing, and then I get to drive a dog-grooming across most of the country, including Texas. (Oh, Texas…my old nemesis…we meet again!)

This is a serious wham-bam-convoy trip on a tight schedule, so I am not stopping or visiting or going anywhere. I have audiobooks, I have my laptop, and I have an air mattress. There will be three geriatric miniature poodles and a couple of cats. I anticipate ADVENTURE! Or at least packing.

While I am missing Kevin already—he’s been in Seattle this week, and we will actually miss one another by two hours in the airport—I am torn between missing my garden and being somewhat excited to see what nine days of absence does to it. This time of year is so awesome, since you can leave for a weekend and find the garden totally changed when you return. So I spent much of this morning planting stuff out so that it has a chance to establish before I get back. (It’s so warm and wet these days that I’m not at all worried about anybody taking care of it—hell, if I weren’t traveling, it’s been 80+, I’d be planting out tomatoes and frost risk be damned.)

So the plant starts are in the ground—except for a Yucca filementosa I kinda forgot was there—the seeds are all planted out, and I’m prepared to boldly go, etc. The next updates will be from the road! Woo!

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.

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I'll wave in the general direction of Sky Harbor for you.

Have a good trip.

Still wish I could take a koi or two, but my little 160 gal pond would not please them.

{ed: pond, not pound. Yeesh brain, really?}

Edited at 2012-03-16 12:45 am (UTC)

Good luck, drive safe. In my mind, I am imagining some sort of bizarre hippo related delay to one of your flights so that you and Kevin will have a romantic meeting in the airport, but alas, airports are rather short of hippos and romance.

that's so awesome!

Road Trip With Animal Companions seems a very Ursula thing!

What will you be listening to?

May the roads be safe and the adventures be fun!

Texas has both kinds of music: country AND western.

I've got some Barbara Kingsolver for early on, when I can handle something meaningful, some Regency romances for when my brain is starting to go, and an Anne McCaffrey for when I just want happy noises flowing into my brain.

That progression makes sense to me!

Drive safe, and good fortune!

(Currently dwelling in Texas, so I'm sorry you don't have time to stop for social visits, but I get the need for speed when traveling with pets!)

Swift travels!

-- A <3

There's a time vortex out in West Texas somewhere buried under all that red dirt, I'm sure of it.

Which is to say, even us natives hate driving through Texas.

Safe trip to you! If y'all end up in Tucson, message me and I'll drag you out for Ethiopian/Etrurian food. SPICY!!!

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