Saturday, April 13, 2013

Part IV: Road Trip - The Journey Home

Monday morning it was time to begin our return trip. Unfortunately, the weather forecast turned sour and severe storm warnings were issued across our direct path home. Weather forecasts were examined and we made the difficult decision to head south and then turn west, adding an extra day to our three-day drive. We had already planned to add a day for our return trip, but it was so we could slow our pace just a bit. I-80: no. I-70: no. I-40: yes.

Highlights of our journey home: Kansas City, Joplin, more Jubal Phone Taps, Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation, Big Cabin, ROUTE 66, Tulsa, Texas, Amarillo, Dane Cook comedy CDs, New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, Tucumcuari, Albuquerque, Saints and Sinners, fry bread and indian tacos, Gallup, Arizona, Yellowhorse, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, Flagstaff, sheep, Roadkill Cafe, Kingman, Mojave Desert, Colorado River, California, Needles, Twenty Mule Team, I-5, David Sedaris: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Oregon, Siskiyou Summit, Medford, finally a health food restaurant, Salem at 4:30 pm Thursday.

Stats: 3,648.9 miles, 11 days, 13 states (Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, California), 22 road kill counted on the return trip, dubbed carcai.

Memorable quotes:

We are nomadic eaters.

I wonder where that giant potato is going?

The Smart Water is not working.

Sometimes my thoughts are like ticker tape.

I can't wait to meet Norma.

You know you've been on the road a long time when you don't know what state you're in.

I'm current on road kill.

Ladies, get your guns, I mean your cameras.

Health food store? The weirdo needs some s--t.

We have 4,000 miles of street cred. Write that down.

1 comment:

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the different types of designs and textures. Incredible work by everyone.