Friday, January 18, 2008

Houston to El Paso

We left Houston dark and early this morning around 6:00. We drove and drove and drove. Little did we know that misfortune lay across our path.

Approx. 30 miles east of Van Horn, Texas we had a blowout. Pretty benign as these things go, but we were still stuck in the god-forsaken wilderness that is West Texas.

Luckily, the cells worked and our fingers walked us out of the desert and into Van Horn, specifically the Shell station with a mechanic, a tire of the correct size, and a crazy 30-something woman in a white Suzuki mini-suv talking to herself loudly and angrily.

We hit the road again with just over two hours lost and made it into El Paso, where I am currently creating this message. Turns out that El Paso is a huge, garish blight upon the land. Who knew?

6 comments:

odacrem said...

dang. well i am glad you guys are ok. for many, getting a flat in west texas is the stuff of b movie scripts and worst nightmares.

also, it turns out that mr bezos of amazon has a spaceport near van horn.

colin said...

Aren't you supposed to El Paso right past it?

Bianca said...

Ha! "El Paso right by it"....that's hilarious!

Bianca said...

okay, I'm an idiot....I put "by it" instead of "past it". oh well.

todd said...

Colin, your comment was the a wonderful splash of humor in a giant turd-cocktail of a day. Late but sincere thanks for your wit.

colin said...

Turd-Cocktail...
Splash of humor....

Now that's a Potty joke for sure. Beautifully subtle Todd.