Road trips are long and tiring. Here is a brief summary of our epic drive to Utah.
Friday, July 27
5:30 PM Jerry's estimated departure time.
6:30 PM My estimated departure time.
8:35 PM After a full day of work for Jerry and a full day of cleaning for me we finally rolled out of town in our filled to the brim car.
9:36 PM The first time that I looked at my clock and thought to myself "Oh my gosh, it's only (insert time here)"
10:14 PM The time that we decided to give in and get a motel room. We had planned to drive for four or five hours. We thought crashing in a motel would be better than crashing the car.
10:30 PM The time the we literally fell into our bed.
Saturday, July 28
6:35 AM I mistook the hotel hand lotion for hair conditioner.
6:47 AM I forced Jerry out of bed.
6:55 AM I put one butterfly sock on wrong side out and didn't notice for about six hours. I didn't fix it either.
7:15 AM After a scrumptious (READ: completely unsatisfying and unhealthy) breakfast at the motel, we hit the road feeling pretty good about ourselves.
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM We enjoyed the last views of Alberta. (Canola field, cows, hay bails, canola field, cows, hay bails, canola field etc.)
10:30 ish AM We stopped for snacks in Fort McCloud. I insisted on buying carrots.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM We scarfed down the carrots because we remembered we may not be able to take them over the border.
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Border and customs. Better than expected actually.
3:15 ish PM Jerry's roadside nap in Montana while I tried to break into the outhouse to use the restroom.
3:15 - 7:00 PM We enjoyed Montana's striking mountain views. Craggy hills and deep ravines with rivers make beautiful scenery.
4:30 PM We dug a gift card out of the trunk of our car and used it at the Macaroni Grill. Protein and vegetables were a nice change of pace.
5:30 PM You know you are in a small town when the gas station convenience store is already closed.
7:00 PM Are we there yet?
7:35 PM "My back hurts, my feet hurt, my arms hurt."
8:30 PM We start making up goofy songs about our surroundings. We were in Idaho so the only thing we had to go on was hay.
10:15 PM I realized that saying we're almost there in Pocatello, Idaho is a bit misleading.
10:15 PM I fed my husband Chicken Caesar Salad while he drove.
11:00 PM "My back hurts, my feet hurt, my arms hurt." I try to sleep, I am not successful.
Sunday, July 29
12:30 AM We hit traffic in Utah in the middle of the night. I curse road construction.
12:45 AM Still stuck in road construction. Jerry tries to block people from cutting in line.
12:50 AM Are we there yet?
1:15 AM I hadn't realized we had already passed Salt Lake City. Now it is safe to say that we are almost there.
1:45 AM We park in front of my sister's house. We leave everything but our purses and wallets in the car, and find our way to bed.
Please, do not suggest a road trip to me for awhile.
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