A hotel has never been as welcome as La Quinta Inn in North Platte, NE was tonight. Interstate 80 through Nebraska isn’t the most desolate road to drive, but it’s definitely the most boring. It doesn’t look all that different from Iowa and it is LONG. We left the house this morning at 11 AM and after a short stop at my parents’ house, we finally arrived at our destination just after 8 PM.
Because we are us, that included at least 5 bathroom breaks, one adventure in Omaha attempting to find a Starbucks, a side trek through Lincoln to find Sudafed (no making of meth was involved) and enough road construction to last me the rest of the summer. We always seem to make long car rides even longer, but such is the nature of the beast. I did finally earn my Nebraska QRANK badge and we’re about to leapfrog to the top of the foursquare leader board, so I really can’t complain.
I’m pumped for tomorrow because we’re actually going to be in Wyoming for a brief period of time (hello Wyoming QRANK badge) before finally landing in Colorado early afternoon. We’re still trying to work out the details but I’m going to meet up with my friend John aka PopMusicNotes and we will enjoy the hospitality of our friend Marie and her family.
I’m mostly just glad to be on vacation. It’s my last one till October.
There may be more reports from the road. Or not. Judging by how much I blogged while in Chicago last month, I wouldn’t get married to the idea of frequent updates. But then again, this is a totally different type of vacation than the Chicago trip.
In the meantime, there will be deep slumber in my future.