Friday, September 4, 2009
The Road Ends Here
For the final leg of our drive, the air of anticipation was palpable. We were only three hours away from Val Verde and after these long ten days could not wait to get there. Val Verde is well-signed community and we found the new house without any trouble. There it was, Dorothy's new home, a quaint three bedroom on a road full of dirt mounds, barking dogs and a surprisingly large amount of neighbors. One of her new roommates, Ethan was there to greet them and help Dorothy unload her stuff. After driving with what felt like loads and loads of gear, we actually realized there wasn't much to deal with. Ethan showed us around town, took us to CellPhone Hill, pointed out the public pool and told tales of the town drunk, Salvadore. We had an early night with cool beers and Dorothy's first screening of the seminal film, "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny". She realized she could have just watched this movie to understand the real Phil instead of driving cross country with him, but oh well.