Road Trip!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

California is a great state. Since I arrived here, I've found myself becoming more and more like a true Californian; I've reestablished my love for the beach and the sun, begun speaking the west-coast lingo, for sure, and found myself in flip flops and board shorts more times than I can remember (in fact, my heels have been getting a little dusty!). But, now it's time to say goodbye to the rainless state (it hasn't rained since I arrived, unless you count the 1-hour sprinkle that I confronted one morning).

The last few weeks have been tough, as I've been trying to decide what my next step will be. I've really fallen in love with my job and the company I work for, but it's become obvious that I can't financially support myself here once Guillaume sets off back to France. I've decided that the best move for me right now is one that's closer to home. We're still sorting out the details for the next couple of months, but for the most part, we've set out a plan that we're hoping will work for us.

Guillaume finishes up his internship on the 31st, so we decided to make the most of his last 2 weeks in the States by taking a road trip back to Austin, stopping at the Grand Canyon, Denver, Kansas to see my sis and celebrate my nephew's birthday, and Dallas to see my mom and step-dad before finally arriving in Austin. It should be a fun trip, provided that my car stays alive throughout! Click here to see the route we're going to take.

I really can't wait to be back home and see everyone! I have so much to figure out still, but I think it'll be much easier with friends and family around for support and advice. Besides friends and fam, there are a few things that I'm really looking forward to when I get home: Taco Cabana (tex-mex food, in general), less traffic(!), unlimited mimosas, Trudy's (I've been CRAVING a stuffed avocado and queso especial sooo badly), Fireman's #4, the happiest hour, and S. Congress. We'll be in Austin around the 10th, woo-hoo!!


Guillaume said...


Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Boooorn to be wiiiii-iiild

melynda said...

I'm speechless. I will be counting the days til you two get here!
21 more days!

Candy said...

dude, what happened to my comment??????

Sarah said...


I'm counting down with you, Melynda!!

I never got a message that you sent a comment, Can! Booo!!

Candy said...

well, you can never go wrong with going back to your roots, especially if they're in TEXAS!! I am so glad ya'll are coming to visit. I won't even tell nathan till it gets closer or else he'll be asking me about it every minute of every hour of every day until then. be safe and get here asap! :) it's been way too long since we've seen you both. love and miss you lots, even though i am secretly hating you for getting taco cab and trudys....punk!

Alby said...

yo im so stoked to see yall soon! i know you're gonna miss LA freeways and sunrays cuz austin traffic is getting worse and the weather isn't helping, but you know how we do. anyway be safe and have fun. see ya soon! peace

melynda said...

20 days

The DeGraw Family said...

I love reading your Blog Sarah!! I hope your doing well, check my blog out sometime, I jumped on the Blog bandwagon. :) take care and talk to you soon, Deanna.

melynda said...

10 days

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