We drove a good two hours before everyone had to take a potty break. (Can you tell I'm a mom of small children by my language?) For an approximate 45 hour trip, hopefully we will get a better average of stops to progress over the whole trip.) However, there was a nice grassy place the kids could run in, so we raced. Talia won most races.
Another highlight was finding an interesting truck stop with interesting canned goods like jalapeño or chipotle ketchup and sweet potato butter... And a fried pie shop! Ben and Talia split a vanilla pie and Elias and I shared an apricot.
When we spotted Odessa, Texas' version of Stonehenge we decided it was a good place to let the kids expel some excess energy.
Then we drove the last 160 or so miles for the day and got a hotel in Van Horn, Texas.
9 hours, over 600 miles. Done. Zzzzzzz...