I made it back yesterday. What a crazy weekend! After seven states in a span of 48 hours, I made it back to Sulphur Springs. The drive took from Maurice (pronounced like “Morris”), Iowa to Sulphur Springs, Texas took a grand total of around 12-13 hours including all the stops. The drive was incredibly boring and there was a whole lot of nothing from there to here. I got enough of America’s Midwest to last me a while. It’s sad for me to say this, but Iowa made me appreciate Texas.
I had two highlights that I would like to share:
First, I got to experience my first audiobook on the drive back. I strongly recommend audiobooks for long road trips, especially if you are by yourself. I listened to Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. This is the book that chronicles the history of BALCO, Barry Bonds, and steroids in baseball and the Olympics. It was a very interesting book and more importantly, it was ten hours of the drive.
Second, and by far the greatest highlight of the trip, was seeing my great friend and future coworker, Ben Vos, get married to his lovely bride, Lisa. It was a beautiful wedding and I was honored to be there. It was such a blessing getting to meet, get to know, and talk with Ben and Lisa’s family and friends.
Here are some pictures from the wedding: