Today we got rid of the last of our stuff at our house, locked it up, and started our journey to Mexico.

It was odd to see our house empty.

We have such great memories over the last 16 years in our house. But , it’s time to move on!

Bessie getting in one last roll on the carpet before we leave

We packed up the Jeep and trailer, loaded up the dogs, and we’re off.

Day 1 was pretty easy. Austin to Laredo, about 250 miles. About 4.5 hours total, including a couple of short stops for gas and to let the dogs out.

It was nice having a bit shorter day, allowing me to get a bit more comfortable with the trailer.

And of course, I used Marriott points to stay at a hotel in Laredo. We’ll see how well my travel hacking continues to play out once we’re in Mexico.

Tomorrow morning – we cross the border!