Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chicago, IL

Today was a lot of driving in the rain. Should have booked a hotel outside of the city because parking the moving van was very expensive!! We went out to eat at an Irish Pub and it was yummy! We are tired so we're going to bed early.

Here are some more trip pictures!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Albert Lea, MI

Rainbow in Hell's Canyon:

Devils Tower, WY:

Mountains in Wyoming, at 10,000 ft alt:

Sign on edge of Idaho on our way out:

Today was a lot of driving! The moving van moves much slower than we expected. We were driving since 9am this morning and just got to the hotel at midnight... only it's not the hotel we planned. That one is another 3 hours away and with the truck it would have been even longer. We plan on getting up much earlier tomorrow to try to make up for some lost time. Next stop is Chicago!

Here are some photos of our trip. We will post the rest when we get to NJ.

hot springs, wy

The second day we hit the devil's tower, crazy horse and mountain Rushmore. The devil's tower was cool, we didn't drive right up to it due to time. Crazy horse was lame because you can't see it without paying and it was cloudy for twenty bucks we said forget it. Mtn Rushmore was rainy but it was cool looking because it had dry spoots under their eyes so they looked like they were crying. The road had a sign no trucks or 250$ fine which made me nervous. But so far zero fines or tickets. I must be a cop magnet because in Wyoming a cop followed me for fifteen minutes.

Today is our third day going back. This town apparently at nine pm is closed so at nine thirty we had to choose between subway and a convenience store. We hate subway.

today is going to be fun, the straight drive across south Dakota . I can't wait for the free ice water at wald drugs, we saw advertising for it at the devils tower.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day one....Wyoming

Technically yesterday was day one because we had to pack the moving van. Thanks to Nick, Patty, Joe and Jeff for helping pack the moving van twice!!!! Long story.

We got up around 7am today to finish packing and clean the house...we didn't hit the road until about two pm!! The drive today was a little scary with all the steep hills and windy roads. We went from 4,000 ft alt to 10,000 ft alt back down to 5,000 ft alt. when we stopped to pee at one of the highest points it felt like my head was going to explode. We both felt tired and light headed.

we saw a lot of snow... isn't it almost june? And lots of pretty mountains. Pictures to come.

going to sleep now.

love Lisa