This morning I woke up at 5:30 so I just got up and got ready to take Sweet Pea to the Auto Day Spa, which is in far south Austin on Manchaca Road. I didn't know how long it would take me to get there during morning rush, so I had unwittingly allowed more time than necessary. I arrived about 7:00, which meant a 30-minute wait for them to open.
The time wasn't tedious, though, because there was a glorious sunrise and I had a nice safe place to take some photos of the wonderful sight. The colors even extended to the western sky! This was the first time in years that I was up early enough to see a sunrise.
The shop valet took me back home. The spa treatment of car wash, oil change, tire rotation and front end alignment will take most of the day.