We left San Diego on Friday, March 11 in the afternoon. Our first stop was Las Vegas to visit with family for the weekend. Both of our families live there so it just made sense to stop and say goodbye before we headed out to Texas. What is usually a 4 1/2 hour drive took over 7 (thanks to a 6 week old and a cat). There was, of course, plenty of traffic because it was a Friday afternoon. But we also had to stop a few times to feed the little one.
After a wonderful weekend of seeing Isaac meet alot of his family for the first time (to include his great grandmother and grandfather), we headed out on Tuesday, March 15. Our trip took us into Arizona where we stopped for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Then on to beautiful Flagstaff, and finally into New Mexico where we stopped in Albuquerque for the night. I did not think we would make it that far in one day considering it's usually a 9 hour drive. I think it took us about 13.
The drive through New Mexico was very boring. We stopped at a little Mexican/American restaurant on Route 66 for lunch. The owner was a sweet older lady who gave me a coupon book for hotels in Albequerque.