Travel Log: How the West Was Won

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After a long day’s journey across the Southwest, we are relaxing at our last stop on our journey: my aunt’s house in Scottsdale, AZ.

We left OKC at 3:45 AM on Tuesday and completed a drive through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Unfortunately, these are probably the worst states to drive through in July with a car that has no air conditioning. The heat definitely adds to the experience, creating a sauna-like environment that complements the mysticism that surrounds the Southwest.

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We decided it would be best to drive straight through as quickly as possible, but we did make one mid-day stop in Albuquerque. There, we got to cool off, get some coffee, browse a couple vintage stores, and try some New Mexico chili.

We are going to be in Arizona until Monday morning until we finally head home. Washington, it will be nice to see you!

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