Garrison and I departed Stephen and Nicole Smith's house in Albuquerque this morning at 7:45am. We drove all the way back to Casa Fairview... and it took us 820 miles and 13 hours.
I decided to head south and drive near Phoenix rather than stay on I-40 and I'm really glad we did. The drive was beautiful. We drove down the 17 and saw Sedona off in yonder distance. Then Garmina took us over on the 74 ... the Carefree Highway and we drove parallel to the 10 for quite a ways, but it was gorgeous, historic and GREEN. All of the rain the southwest has received in the first few months of the year had brought a beautiful green hue to the land. Add into that visual mix the iron rich red soil and the sights were stunning.
However, I'm a tired woman. Garrison is a zonked pup. We're glad to be home for less than 24 hours since we take off to San Diego tomorrow in order to compete in the Silver Bay Kennel Club dog show and decorate/man the Meet the Breed booth with volunteers.
Oh.... and Go USA - what a great showing in the Vancouver Winter Olympics so far!