8 hours, 46 minutes per MapQuest
2 vehicles loaded with all the worldy goods an 18 year could own
102 degree heat
1 dead car battery
Other than that, things went fine...
smooth check in
volunteers to help unload vehicles and carry her stuff to the room
room re-arranged once or twice...or twelve
good bye lunch over so-so Mexican food
good-bye hug in parking garage
a small catch in the breath, a little tear from the eye,
and then she's gone.
One last look over her shoulder as we drive away.
On to our new lives...
and another 8 hours and 46 minutes on the road