December 4, 2007

Day 3 and 4: Home Home Home

Category: I-80 — Queenkv @ 8:33 am

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I woke-up in Vacaville this morning. It’s wonderful to be back in California. I know it’s grey, raining and a little dreary outside…but I’m thrilled to be home.

Reno Baby! Reno!
I couldn’t have made this trip without Mark. He has been the road trip leader and our home provider. He’s been our rock. I’m grateful for his strength on this trip and for the next chapter in my career.

Salt Lake
On Day 3 of our Road Trip — we had a beautiful start in Salt Lake City. We were surrounded by salty water and shores after driving about 30 minutes away from the city. We also passed a few salt factories, like Morton’s, sitting on the far edges of the lake.


December 2, 2007

Day 2: We Survived

Category: I-80 — Queenkv @ 8:30 am

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Blogging from a Burger King in Salt Lake City. I usually avoid fast food joints…but I make exception for those carrying free wifi. The coffee’s not bad…after adding 5 packages of Coffeemate creamer.

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We said good-bye to downtown Laramie yesterday morning. We were happy we pushed passed Cheyenne after we heard the city saw a few feet of snow dump down overnight.

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We had sunny skies at the beginning of Day 2. But our westbound lanes on I-80 led into this large white band of clouds. I figured we could handle whatever Mother Nature could throw at us as long as we had sunny skies. Then the sun disappeared.


December 1, 2007

Day 1: Wagons West

Category: I-80 — Queenkv @ 8:28 am

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We woke up to a light dusting of snow this morning in Laramie. I’m blogging from the Coral Creek Coffee Company and about to bite into my bagel with veggie cream cheese.

We said good-bye to Kansas yesterday. A cold start to another cross-country road trip. Daisy made herself at home in the back seat. I’m happy we didn’t have a medicated puppy on this ride.

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Here’s one last look at Kansas. We thought about taking a meandering pace. But we were worried about the forecast for a weekend ice storm and snowfall. We ended-up taking advantage of the clear skies. We drove through Nebraska and crossed over to Wyoming.