How to Make a Cross-Country Move Fun

Hello all! Sorry it’s been so long since I posted but…well, you know…moving can be made fun but it sure takes up a lot of time and planning.  Say your prayers, cross your t’s and dot your i’s, and (as some Texans might say) “Git ‘er done!”  And that’s what I did.

Nikki, my Chihuahua, and I started out of Houston at 4:00 a.m. and picked up my daughter — my other traveling companion — on her side of town. Now, if any of you know anything about Houston, or Texas for that matter, you know things there are BIG. Houston is no exception. It took me 40 minutes to get to her side of town, and that was with little or no traffic!

This was one of the first pit stops we made after leaving Houston:

Leaving Texas

We were headed north to Amarillo, our stop for the night before arriving in Colorado Springs.  About 15 minutes south of Amarillo, we hit some pretty hefty rain storms which, according to the radio, were supposed to turn to substantial hail.  Thank goodness it didn’t!


I used to travel back and forth between Texas and Colorado to visit family when the kids were little.  Our first stop was always Amarillo and we always stayed at The Big Texan.  Now The Big Texan is not just any old restaurant and motel.  No, Sir-ee Bob.  The Big Texan not only has lodging for people, it has a horse hotel as well!  (One word of caution:  Cool as it may sound to some young wranglers, I wouldn’t recommend staying downwind if the donkeys are being put up for the night.)

The Big Texan Motel, Amarillo, Texas.jpg

The Big Texan is also pretty famous for its 72 oz. steak, which is free if you can eat the whole thing, sides included, in less that one hour.

We got up bright and early the next day, ate a good-sized Texas breakfast at The Big Texan morning breakfast buffet, and then headed off for Colorado Springs.

Breakfast Buffet in The Big Texan.jpg

We made a quick stop in Trinidad to stock up on car snacks and give Nikki a break.


We managed to make it to Colorado Springs by early afternoon.

Here’s me standing in front of one of my favorite trees — the Blue Spruce — at the office of my new apartment home office in Colorado Springs (maintenance says there are a couple of hoot owls that like to nest in it):


I’ve got lots more photos to show you and hopefully some new adventures soon!

Thanks for sharing in my adventures and I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Cross-Country Move Fun

  1. Cindy Shaw says:

    Yes, it’s me, surprise. Bet you thought I would never look at this. What better way for me to keep up with you. I’m so happy for you that you are living your dream. Not many do. You go girl! Thoughts and prayers are always with you.

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