Tag: Road Trip

  • 2022-08-23 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 1 & 2: To Moab & the Arches

    2022-08-23 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 1 & 2: To Moab & the Arches

    Days 1 and 2 have involved a lot of driving. Somehow every trip that Jim and I have planned since getting married has been this way. Mostly because of the pandemic and the nix on air travel. But even for destinations we’ve flown to like Oregon, the “exploration” factor has been high where we’ve only […]

  • 2022-08-11 Denver Road Trip Day 1: Ogallala and Winning the Lottery

    2022-08-11 Denver Road Trip Day 1: Ogallala and Winning the Lottery

    Today I’m waking up in Ogallala, Nebraska. Mostly because I’ve gotten to that point in my life that I can no longer stand to drive the 8 hours it takes to get to Denver from Omaha in one shot. Does that make me old?  Probably.  Normally when I write about my travels, I start on […]

  • 2022-02-12 SMA Road Trip Day 6: All Roads Lead Home

    2022-02-12 SMA Road Trip Day 6: All Roads Lead Home

    Our last night on the road was spent at a Holiday Inn Express and it was definitely not the consistent experience I’ve come to expect from the HIE. Still, we just needed a place to sleep and gear up for the last, and longest, day on the road. No places to stop, no booked tickets […]

  • 2022-02-06 SMA Road Trip Day 0 Continued: The St. Louis Arch

    2022-02-06 SMA Road Trip Day 0 Continued: The St. Louis Arch

    Yesterday we had to push real hard to make our 4:30 ticket time at the Saint Louis arch. We planned to leave home around 9 but became delayed, as is often the case, with all the last minute stuff at the house.  I was supremely disappointed as we got on the road and was told […]

  • 2021-05-29 KC Road Trip Part 1: It’s All Going to Be OK

    2021-05-29 KC Road Trip Part 1: It’s All Going to Be OK

    This is new. My daughter is having her first “friend” road trip/weekend and I’m backseat chaperoning and trying not to backseat drive. She drives like a teenager—too fast, following too close, and extremely irritated when I offer pointers. I’ve seen what she calls her most social finger waving to me from the driver’s seat at […]

  • 2021-02-27 Three Days Rolled into One

    2021-02-27 Three Days Rolled into One

    Yesterday felt like two or three days long. Waking up just past two and milling about in the middle of the night and eventually meeting with the normal morning routine felt like day 1. Day 2 was going to a yoga class and returning home to house chores and a bunch of stuff for the […]

  • 2021-01-30 Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

    2021-01-30 Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

    From Oklahoma to Omaha to pet some fat cats. We’re home again, home again, just like that. AKA Oklahoma Adventure Day 6. The last leg home. A day no pictures will be taken. A day of driving highways in Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa in the rain. A day where the highlight is arriving home and […]

  • 2021-01-25 Waking Up in Nevada 💃☔️

    2021-01-25 Waking Up in Nevada 💃☔️

    Yesterday when I talked about gettin outta town, I really didn’t think I would be waking up today in Nevada!!  The original plan? To have the car loaded and ready to jet at 5:30am. Drive for 9 hours, see the sunrise from I-29 south, and reach our destination in Oklahoma by 4 or 5pm.  Then […]

  • 2020-10-09 Waking Up in Winter Park

    2020-10-09 Waking Up in Winter Park

    Yesterday was a loooonnnnng day. We did not get on the road until about 6PM as Jim had a full day of work in CB. They say Denver is a 7 hour drive from Omaha, but I believe that’s only possible if you 1) Have a serious fire behind you and 2) Aren’t afraid to […]

  • 2020-10-08 Miss SugarCookie is On the Move!

    2020-10-08 Miss SugarCookie is On the Move!

    I woke up this morning with more vigor than I’ve had in a while. And when breakfast was over I bounded toward my treadmill with a little more spring in my step. The primary reason for this energy comes from the fact that today I’m going to be getting in my car for a weekend […]