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Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

Husband, dad, grandfather, brother, entrepreneur, artist, writer, publisher, ad guy, teacher, musician, and dreaming of being a farmer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Driving a VW to Texas from California...

Jonathan asked me to drive back a VW Beetle he bought for Molly as a surprise for he birthday and anniversary. It was a nice break but a long way alone. Thank goodness Apple invented the iPod. I left California Friday noon and arrived Sunday afternoon in The Woodlands. I stopped for a dinner and a breakfast with a couple former comrades along the way in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area. 

Right before I got into Palm Dessert California I passed this wind-generation farm. If you look closely in the background, they just look like they go on forever. It was a pretty stunning sight for the first time. I'm not really sure how I feel about this clutter. Isn't it similar to billboards? In the middle of West Texas it seems okay to me, but along the side of the highway in California it appears a bit odd. Wonder how that passed muster with the politicos?

Molly's new 2007 VW Beetle. It'll be great until she has a second child. Oh well, they can worry about that then. 

I didn't slow down much. This is the detail from my navigation system. The average moving speed was 66.1 mph and the top mph was 101. 1522 Miles in 23 hours. That's a long way in a bug.

This is on Highway 60 in Arizona between Scottsdale and I-10. There really isn't anything. I was happy to see these cacti. Lots of traffic as you can tell. 

Self portrait, and a fine one it is too.... Me driving like crazy trying to get to trees. My head really isn't this big. It's the camera angle:-)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be the one to say it............I hear they have a VW dealership or three in the greater Houston area. :)

3/30/2008 8:30 AM  

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