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I'm a Great Northwesterner that is now loving life in the Midwest. I am a world class napper. I'm very bossy. I clearly love a good glass of Scotch. I wear aprons every chance I get.

Friday, June 20, 2008


I'm sure you've guessed that the road trip portion of the summer is over - for now! I arrived in Salt Lake on Tuesday morning and by 11:00 a.m. we were headed East, singing and snacking. We had two cars and cruised our way to Cheyenne, Wyoming. And I'm just going to say that I'm glad I don't live in Wyoming all the time. It was just fine to visit for a night - and that was enough.
Day Two of the road trip turned into the longest day, going from Cheyenne to Des Moines, Iowa. We saw a lot of flooded areas or fields that had clearly been flooded in the last few days. The rivers were swollen and quite high - with the water being right up under bridges as we crossed them. We had many a Baby Einstein and Elmo DVD and really made it through the long day without much incident. Although - sometimes grown up rest stops weren't as accessible through Nebraska and Iowa...and I did learn the art of the bladder punch. Funny, but not nice.
Day Three was our lightest day - so after a leisurely breakfast we drove along, still asking questions from the question books and discussing a wide variety of topics. We made our lunch stop in Davenport, Iowa at a McDonald's playland. After tag and dodge ball, we were on the road for the final two hours - which absolutely flew. I'm not going to lie to you folks, this road trip went SO FAST. Each night I was tired, but not crazy exhausted - and the company was delightful. Everyone traveled so well. So - now - we go about the business of getting the new house cleaned and ready to receive the contents on Monday! And now - it's nap time...yee-haw.

1 comment:

Granelda Thudpucker said...

I am so glad you made it safe with no tragedies.