8.23.2008

day one

Today was the day we have been waiting for (if you're Wade) and dreading (if you're Kali), all summer long. We loaded up the 10 foot Budget rental truck with every ounce of our belongings...and then some. I was thoroughly convinced that we would never fit everything in it, but a large shout out goes to everyone who proved me wrong with their superior stacking and packing skills.


my grandma threatened to strap herself to the back.
then she realized what a bad idea that was.

We've realized that we need to find some sort of ipod adapter for the radio...because driving like this can be quite boring...

video

Have no fear though. We found ourselves jamming to some sweet old songs we occasionally found, and surprisingly knew all the lyrics to, such as, "no one else on earth could ever hurt me, break my heart the way you do." (even though you don't want to admit it, you know all the words too...) And sometimes, out of no where, for no reason whatsoever, having nothing to do with my surroundings, I found myself singing "home, home on the range." Wade held his breath through tunnels, I read a ridiculous amount and together we stared out into nothing-ness for approximately 10 hours. Wade was so eager to help me blog our first day...and now he's zonked out next to me in our lovely room in the Motel 6. Oh well, maybe tomorrow. I hope we have more to report than cows and sagebrush.

Details:
Departure:
Riverton, UT 10:01 a.m.
longest train: 107 cars

llamas: 2
colored tootsie rolls consumed: 32
bathroom stops:
* coalville, UT
*rock springs, WY
* rawlins, WY
*laramie, WY
*cheyenne, WY
dead deer: 2 1/2
weirdest town name: dead tie between "Wamsutter" and "Vedauwoo"
dinner: Subway
cheapest gas price: 3.55 (no joke!)
hotels ditched because of nasty smoke smell: 1
Arrival: Sidney, Nebraska 11:15 p.m.
and most importantly...
Total miles traveled: 590

Also, how come everyone in Wyoming is tooth-less?

3 comments:

susette said...

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that has to take so many potty breaks. Sounds like a nice relaxing day together though. I'm so happy you are going to keep a daily update for us to share in this new adventure. Be safe, love ya!

Scott and Kristy said...

Don't you love to travel even if it's in a Budget truck. I love to see this country we live in. Have Fun

Jill said...

Yikes! That's all...