October 20th, 2010 (07:41 pm)
I don't even know where to begin.... I left Bellevue, Nebraska on Monday and drove all day through the states (stopped at the original Pony Express station - see above) and arrived in Denver just after seven. Monday evening was all about relaxing and I was introduced to Man from U.N.C.L.E. Oh, baby David McCallum - what a cutie. It was a pretty enjoyable show, and I like that you don't really have to see the episodes in order to be able to follow along.
Tuesday I spent the day down in Colorado Springs exploring the city but mostly hanging around the Garden of the Gods. It was extremely impressive! There is a mile loop around the area and I pretty much stuck to the center of the path (the warning for rattlesnakes was slightly off-putting). I saw a prairie falcon and lots of bugs but no snake or anything like that.
And then it was a squee-ful evening of new!NCIS. A good ep, but I can't wait until next weeks - I guess it's got a lot of focus on Abby. I shouldn't write about NCIS on this journal. Save it for my other one.. oh well.
Today I drove from Denver to Salt Lake City through the southern part of Wyoming. It was actually very pretty, but a little boring. Just outside of Laramie there is a Lincoln memorial, and it's at 8000+feet above sea level. I had a bag of chips on the back seat (a flavor you can't get at home) and all of a sudden I hear a bang! My first reaction was "oh holy shit, my car broke" but then i realized it was from the air pressure and the chips. It made me jump.
I made a few other quick stops, but nothing real notable. I arrived in Salt Lake City around 5pm, grabbed Subway for dinner and have been tucked in since about 6. It won't be a late night, that's for sure. Tomorrow I drive to Boise (only about 5 hours - checkout isn't until noon, so I'm hoping to sleep in). And then from Boise I head home via quick visits to some fam. in Eastern Washington.
Is my trip really over? It doesn't feel like it should be... although my body is telling me that enough is enough, and I need about a week to recover from it all. My muscles in my shoulders are tense beyond belief and since I haven't been able to settle into one place long enough, I haven't been sleeping as long or as deep as I usually do. I'm tired.