Back to Beautiful Colorado

Well, we finally made it back to Colorado.  What stress!  Everything went just as smoothly as could be and I still almost had multiple panic attacks.  We were so lucky to have help from Justin’s parents, they borrowed a big trailer and pickup truck and drove a 12 hour drive down to Albuquerque.  The next day they helped us fill up that trailer with all of our stuff, then the day after that they drove us another 12 hour drive back to Hayden, CO, where we’re keeping our stuff.

Why didn’t we just get a Uhaul and save Justin’s parents all the time and effort?  Let me tell you.

When we moved to Albuquerque, we paid $300 for a Uhaul.  Not bad, considering we still had to pay for all the gas and everything too.  We figured that would be the best option for moving back also.  It wasn’t.  I went to book our Uhaul, and found out that for the exact same size truck, going on the exact same trip (only the opposite way) it was going to cost us $1200.  Um, EXCUSE ME?  No one could tell me why the price had jumped to four times the amount it was when we moved to Albuquerque.  The only answer that I could come up with was that they didn’t want anyone to leave.

So Justin’s parents came to the rescue.  It was also great just to have two more smiling faces there to help with what is always a very frustrating process, that always makes people crabby.  We waved goodbye to Albuquerque on Saturday night, and stayed the night in Santa Fe before hitting the open road early Sunday morning.

Last night was the first night of good sleep I have gotten since before we moved.  But despite the stress, I am so happy to be home!  We will be here in Colorado for 2 weeks before we hit the open road yet again, this time on a much bigger trip!  Thanks for being patient while I disappeared for a few days, it’s hard to write blog posts on an iPhone sitting on a pile of boxes.

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6 Comments

  1. Ania says:

    Great to read your updates :-) Good luck on your travels! We had a snowy day yesterday and it was so cold! It’s amazing how much stuff we gather and when it’s time to move you realize you spent so much money on things you don’t really need :-) When I was moving to the US I took 2 pieces of luggage and sent 1 box of books by sea. I left so much stuff behind. With time I got a few more boxes shipped, mostly with books. I’ve been living here for 3 years and my room is full :-) We were thinking of renting a storage unit here in town but it looks like we should buy a shed :-)

  2. Glad you made it home! Enjoy your time with family. Can’t wait to hear Ba all your adventures!!
    Christy

    • payjeb@gmail.com says:

      Thanks! We had a great trip! Thanks for doing my guest post on your site, I would LOVE to do a guest post from you about your travels in Europe! Let me know what you think!

  3. The reason for the truck pricing has to do with where they want and need trucks- but $1,200 is RIDICULOUS. Have a wonderful odyssey!

    • payjeb@gmail.com says:

      I know! It’s weird though because at first I thought it might be because we were taking it from a big city to a really small town and they might have trouble renting it again, but then I called to find out how much it would be if we dropped it off in Denver and it was still going to be $1000! Just crazy. We were so lucky that Justin’s parents were willing to help us out.

  4. Lynne Bier says:

    It is great to have you in Steamboat for at least a visit before you head out on your epic trip to Alaska! I am really looking forward to seeing the trip through your eyes – you always find interesting perspectives and amusing and entertaining ways of describing your experiences.

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