We had an uneventful drive to Amarillo. We got there at 7:30 and got us a bite to eat at Schlotzkys. We got to bed early. It was nice starting the trip this way.
On a side note - I have taken a bunch of grief for deciding to trailer the bike. I have to admit that I was not 100% on board with the trailer thing when Jamie brought it up. However she did have some very good points. We would be leaving after a day of working and returning in the heat of the day. It would be hot and after 8 days on the road, that AC in the truck might feel pretty damn good. It would also save a good 1200 miles on the bikes tires. This would come into play later in our trip. Jamie is pretty smart. I love my pillion.