So Jo and I decided to take a road trip from San Francisco to Killeen Texas to visit her family.  I made the trip from the Bay Area to Texas once before and I’m glad Jo was up for the experience because it was something I really enjoyed.  There is something very therapeutic about a long road trip.  Having that much time to think, reflect, and if you are with someone, to talk with them with no distractions is just something that many people in their day to day lives don’t necessarily get.  Also in the age of immediate gratification and travel via airlines, the idea that it will take some significant time to get to your destination, there is just something liberating abut that, being on the road, only stopping for food and rest.  So on our trip we saw some amazing landscapes and skies.  I thought I’d share some of our photos.

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Jo and I went back home to Texas. I set my mom up on a new iMac and we hooked up DSL for her. Now she can check e-mail and browse the web in style and a hell of a lot faster than dial up speeds.

We also got to hang out with Brad and Melissa, and his dog Duke. Jo went down to visit her parents for a few days and Brad, being the good friend he is, couldn’t let me leave Texas without eating at Saltgrass Steak House. We also got to See John and Dyanne before we left.


Well, I went back to Texas and spent a week with my parents and friends. It was good to see everyone. Here are a few photos.

This is my friend John’s wife Dyanne and their daughter Laura on Brad’s deck.

So my friend Brad probably has one of the best decks for hanging out, drinking, and cooking out. It does help that Brad is one of the best grill cooks I’ve known. Here is John and Brad.