I have accepted a job in San Antonio, TX. I start packing up the house today. My parents are flying up here to escort my daughter to Dallas in a couple of weeks. My son and I will then hit the road together probably on the 17th. The trip will take nearly a week. Meanwhile, I am restructuring the loan on our Seattle home and am going to turn it into a rental. The thought of losing it to foreclosure is sickening, and my best effort to keep the property is very much the right thing to do.
So this will end our life chapter in Washington state. I have lived here since 1998. It's been a great ride. We have had so many great times up here; too many stories. The geography is absolutely breathtaking, but like I told a friend of mine the other day, living in Seattle is like serving hard time. This is a difficult place to live. It's time to return to Texas. I have a feeling some great things are headed our direction, and I am happy with my decision.
Question: Is it easier to straight-shot it and deal with Utah and New Mexico terrain, or would it be easier to tack on about 400 miles and head south to Los Angeles then east?