Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 16, May 23, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Today we woke to sunshine!  We didn’t get on the road as quickly as our fellow RV’s, but we didn’t have a schedule to keep and Buck was sleeping in also – he seems to be doing a lot of that today!

We got on the road by 8:00, driving toward Las Vegas.  Eric called to give us his racing weekend up date and when we told him where we were he said we have to stop in Vegas – he knew where we should park the rig -  Bob took pictures of a few hotels as we drove on by.  We (still only Bob at the wheel but I navigated to our lunch stop at the Walmart in Cedar City, Utah) stopped at Walmart to return the rug we had purchased on our trip out and to stock up on a few other things.  We made grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch and decided to take a nap – because we could!    Not such a great parking spot this time.  We always park on the outer area of the lot but we hadn’t noticed until we were parked and shut down that the Rent – A – Center was only about 150 feet from us.  They had  large stereo speakers on display outside the store – turned on so we could get the full effect.  Oh well.   

Back on the road heading toward Grand Junction, Co hopefully to stop in at Suzie Steel’s, an old college pal from the cross country and track team.  Suzie had won the WI state cross country race  the year I won MN.  She was a spit-fire that went on to win lots of races, and become a pharmacist like her dad.  She married Marshal and he is a practicing dr, in Grand Junction.  I plan to get the scoop on what’s new with the family, since you can only say so much on a Christmas card, we have a lot of catching up to do!

We stopped for the night in Green River, UT in the towns big truck stop.  The winding up and down hills on the days travels were fun for Bob.  He said we’re still winning the race because not a single RV has passed us on this trip.  He just loves that power!

We had left over pasta dinner, turned on the generator to try to catch some world news but settle for “Smarter than a 5th Grader”.  Decided to hit the hay for the night.

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