|Day 17 - Drive through Carlsbad to Odessa, TX
||March 28, 2002
The next couple of days were mostly about getting to Austin in time for Leo's Bachelor party.
On this day, I had planned to stop by Carlsbad Caverns and spend the evening there, but I got a
late start due to the credit union and realized that there was no way that I would
make it to Austin on time the next day. So, I decided to push through to Odessa, TX instead.
Contrarty to what most people experience, I thought Odessa was fascinating for it's remarkable
likeness to my home town Sioux Falls. The infrastructure of the city was almost identical,
there was a zeppelin hanger arena right by the airport, and the general layout and familiarity of the city
let me get around adequately at night without even consulting a map.