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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Day 5--Heat and Great Pie
The temperature as we crossed Kansas was 103. Yesterday we started in Hays, KS; crossed into Colorado; turned right at Denver and headed north. We stopped for the night in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Kansas may have some neat places and things to do and see, but none of them are near I-70. It was pretty flat and plain all the way across--about 400 miles.
I spent most of the day by myself in the Civic, with Jamie and Grandpa Lyle in the van with the boys. We stopped at a McDonald's and let the boys play and run around.
Once we got settled in the hotel in Cheyenne, Grandpa Lyle took us to dinner at the Village Inn, where they serve "The Best Pies in America." (They've even copyrighted the phrase.) It was really nice to get away from fast food and microwaved leftovers and eat a good meal around the table. Thanks, Grandpa!
The boys had a really good day yesterday, and everyone went to sleep pretty quickly.
Today we will drive about 4 hours to Buffalo, Wyoming, and visit Jamie's sister Marty, her husband Harv, and their four children.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) will get interesting. We found out yesterday the movers will be in Burlington Thursday morning. We had planned to arrive Thursday night, but are now altering the plan.
After spending the night in Buffalo, we are going to split up. I'm going to get up early Wednesday and drive straight through to Burlington, arriving there late Wednesday night.
Jamie, Grandpa Lyle, and the boys will take their time, stopping halfway for the night, and arriving in Burlington Thursday evening.
I'll miss everyone else for those two days, but will enjoy the alone time while driving!
So far we've driven 1881 miles. More than halfway!
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Great updates Todd! I remember a similar trek years ago with the band...we stopped regularly to let them play too! Have you had a chance to see the night sky out there?
The longest, most boring drive in the country has to be the drive from KC to Denver. And the most startling moment is cresting a hill a just East of Denver of seeing (for the first time, after seeing nothing for miles and miles and miles of miles and miles of miles) the Rocky Mountains and the Denver skyline.
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