Got a rough idea, last night, of the course we will take by caravan to Santa Ynez, Calif., from Victoria, Kansas.
Tuesday, July 17: Victoria to Santa Fe, N.M. (shortest route is 575 miles; 10 hours of drive time)
Wednesday, July 18: Santa Fe to Flagstaff, Ariz. (between 383 and 433 miles, depending on route and traffic; between 6 and 7.5 hours of drive time)
Thursday, July 19: From Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park and back (between 160 and 180 miles, depending on route and traffic; between 3 and 3.5 hours of drive time)
Friday, July 20: From Flagstaff to Santa Ynez (586 miles; over 9.5 hours of drive time)
We will probably sleep in and slack off on Saturday, July 21, our first whole day at San Lorenzo Friary. Investiture is on Sunday, July 22, around midday. At that point, interprovincial postulancy will be over, and novitiate will begin. That moment is five weeks and a day away. The journey of transition begins in thirty-one days. It will be a road trip unlike any I have ever known.