After three days of driving, we finally made it to our new home: South Carolina! The drive was long. Very long. But we snapped a few cool pictures along the way. It was fun watching the scenery change. At first, it was a complete desert. But as we drove further east, it became more and more green. It's pretty amazing this is all part of the United States.
|We passed this HUGE wind farm in the Palm Springs area|
|I got to see Kaitlyn in Fort Worth, TX! We had some tasty BBQ for dinner. Classic Texas.|
|Obligatory picture in front of the Texas sign. We spent 11 hours diving through this state!|
|Louisiana. Officially in the South!|
We managed to move from Utah to South Carolina without renting a moving truck! It was sure a lot of work! We boxed up 26 boxes and shipped them on a Greyhound bus to Charleston. It was MUCH cheaper than the postal service. This worked out well for us because we do not own any furniture; our Provo apartment came furnished. So we did not have to pay for a moving truck or pod. Go us!
My first day in South Carolina went something like this. I struggled to deposit a check at the bank-I'd never sent a check flying up a tube before! I couldn't see where I was driving-there are so many trees! I almost ran into another car-there were two streets with the same name "Johnny Dodds." I got asked out on a date at the library-by a man with a braided ponytail. I took a wrong turn on the Isle of Palms Connector-I couldn't turn back until I was at the beach! Luckily, Kori and I got to chat for a while. And that made my day a whole lot better. I just felt so out of place. Like I didn't belong. I still feel that way a little bit. And I know it will just take some time.
Sometimes, change is hard just because it is, well, change. For five years, I surrounded myself with friends I'd made. I had a wonderful teaching job. I knew where everything was. I had a purpose. Now, I have few friends, no job, and I don't know where anything is. I think I was so excited to start a new adventure, I forgot to account for the adjustment period. I know it will get easier as I get used to this new place that will be my home for a while. And I am excited for that. :)
Also, I experienced a SICK thunderstorm this afternoon. It shook the house like crazy! I went outside to watch it and ran back inside for a second because I was legitimately SCARED.