I am finally moved, but not moved in yet. Our trip after almost two months of packing, was two days. We left Trinidad, Colorado, for the last time, Sunday, June 14th, around mid-day. We had to stop at Walmart, for more straps for the trailer. Over the last few days, my husband had bought all they had so we had to use something else to strap it. With one last stop in Raton, New Mexico, for lunch, we were finally on the first le of our trip. The cats, Bugsy, Daisy, Fluffy, and Tigger were soooo good. Daisy cried for about two hours then stopped.
The winds were high going through New Mexico. The trip was slower than by vehicle only. I was pulling the trailer, my husband David, driving the 26' truck. We had had no sleep so as time passed it was harder to stay awake. There were tornado warnings out for south of Amarillo, Texas, so we stopped for the night at a Days Inn. They take cats. The cats were traumatized. Only Tigger, willingly got out of the cage. Being a Bouncy cat, and due to the fact he has traveled before, he was everywhere. The rest of them hid under the bed until 5 Am when Tiggerand Bugsy were climbing on us on the bed. We were still so tired that we did not get up and leave until 8:00.
The trip should have been 8 hours from Amarillo, but turned into an all day 12 hour affair. The cats were purrfect!!!! South of Lubbock, I wanted to take pictures of the windmills, but I did not want to stop, so I rolled down the window. A chorus of four cats, simultaneously, in different voice ranges, came from the back seat. They objected to the noise. As soon as I shut the window, the meowing seized. It was really funny. I stopped a few miles later, rolled down my window and got a few pictures. The first area was coming off the Caprock, the background was really cool. I had to settle for the flat West Texas Plains and red dust in the air. When it is early morning, the windmills in this area look surreal, like a scene out of Star Wars.
Our trip ended much later with our arrival around 8:40 Pm. By the time we got the room set up for the cats, things we needed unloaded, it was really late. We still had to go by Amy's(my daughter), and leave the plants and drop the loaded trailer in the driveway, until today. David was so tired I did not trust him backing it into her garage that late. We did not eat supper again, and still it was 1 AM by the time we got to bed. The cats were up early and enjoyed all the new things t climb in. At present, three are asleep under the bed and Fluffy is on the bed on the sheep skin and my quilt. David is off, unloading the trailer at the storage, and taking care of the rest of the stuff in the pick-up. We both will be getting to bed early tonight getting ready for the move-in on Friday. I hope to get a card made later. We will be unloading my craft things out of the truck later!