Well, friends... I made it.
just a small town girl is now living, and loving, in Las Vegas.
Things have been pretty hectic since I arrived last Wednesday and I've been hankering to get online and visit your blogs, not to mention work on my own, but haven't really found my footing just yet... It's hard to find the right words to wrap around this new and exciting, and scary, experience... The trip here was lovely and my best friend and I had a great time making it together. There were only a couple of moments where I was driving, looking out at the great vastness of the desert and thinking maybe I should just turn this trailer around. (Of course, some of these emotions can probably be blamed on the Tori Amos CDs I hadn't listened to since college.) I am also happy to report there has been only one sobbing phone call to my mother. So, all in all, I would say that I've done pretty well.
So, instead of writing about the trip here, and about what my friend Todd calls the biggest gamble I've ever made in Vegas, I would love to tell the story of my crazy journey in pictures.
*A special thank you to Carina for a) loving me enough to take this crazy trip with me and b) taking many of these beautiful photographs. **A special thank you to all of you for your lovely and supportive comments. It means so much more to me than you know.