Back in Austin and back with my uncle and aunt. It felt most like a homecoming than I might feel anywhere. When I was last here they helped me so much to build my display. At the beginning of my trip, I arrived after a 24 hour day of my Jeep breaking down and having a new van rental. I feel like a totally different person than when I was here on July 2nd. I am a different person. Unplanned, I drove close to 9,000 miles all over western side of the United States and into Canada. I took it day-by-day and never could have imagined I would have the experience I did.
Seeing them again and their enthusiasm for my adventure was so sweet. It's nice to have people that realize what an undertaking it has been and feel excited for this moment in my life.
We packed up and went out onto their boat at Lake Travis and had a wonderful day and evening floating in the lake and sailing with their friends and just enjoying all being together.