We're finally on the road. The house is empty (it's still on the market!), some stuff has been shipped to my parents in Canada, the car is packed to the gills, and the new cruise control system is working great.
We spent last night in Houston (actually near Conroe) at Amy's dad's place. Tonight we're staying at Amy's friend Shannon's place in Dallas, where they have a fast fiber connection to the net.
I don't think it's really hit me yet, that I've actually left Austin, without plans to come back. Before it does, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank a bunch of people who deserve it. In no particular order:
- decibel45 for letting us borrow the Suburban for a couple of days to move around all kinds of stuff
- nugget for providing SlackerNOC hosting for my computer that receives weather radio streams (although the machine is set up, the streams are not yet active)
- bovineone for letting us store a few boxes of our stuff in a corner of a spare room of the cowhouse
- bumpertx, cowquat, _fool, ivo, lucky_mcgee, moonwick, snaxxx, Moose, and many others for buying stuff from us through gbay
I'm going to miss everybody who I've met over the last several years in Austin. But I would rather look forward to the future than dwell on the past. I'm really looking forward to this road trip, I'm looking forward to spending a couple of months in Canada, and I'm definitely looking forward to starting a new life on the other side of the planet with Amy.
We will try to keep the amyrtw.com maps page updated as often as possible, so you can follow our journey! We will also be updating our respective journals with stories from our trip.