Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Prepare for an earful

Once upon a time we set off for a week-long road trip, fully expecting to spend our nights blogging away in luxurious hotels (our only criteria for "luxurious" being that they have internet and running water). Instead we spent our nights in luxurious hotels not blogging because we forgot the power cord to the laptop. But don't worry: I took notes.

We set off from Orem, Utah and drove clear through Wyoming, stopping only when we'd reached Omaha, Nebraska. Then we drove through Iowa and into Nauvoo, Illinois, where we spent a few days soaking in church history before setting off for Des Moines, Iowa. After spending the night there we headed up to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, among other things, and then struck off to Wyoming once more, visiting Yellowstone National Park and making our way through a bit of Montana and Idaho before returning to Utah once more.

That's eight states in nine days.

We're home now so I'll be slowly catching up you all up with our adventures. For now I'm going to finish unpacking and doing laundry—a couple of "favourite blankeys" I know smell like they've been dragged through cow pastures, smoke-ridden hotels, and a sticky factory. 


  1. Great! You are back, safe and sound. With a lot of stories to tell.
    Can't wait! :)

  2. :D I can't believe how brave you guys are - this might be scarier than living in Egypt and Jordan and Ghana and.......