We managed to get packed up and on the road by 11 am.
By the end of the day, both the vans and trailers got stuck in deep sand and had to be towed out.
In the process, the Vanbulance ended up having some radiator/cooling issues. Fortunately it was resolved before the end of the day.
In the meantime, the Penske had a tire blow out in the middle of nowhere, rattled the nerves a bit, to say the least.
We were so close to our destination and then Boom!!!
Amazingly within 2 hours time they we had a mechanic come out fix the mudflap and throw on a new tire.
I was quite impressed.
We were back in Quality Inn Winnemucca, the same hotel we were in on our last day before heading onto Burning Man .
Perfectly appropriate and fitting.
The Early Bird, Slow and Steady, and Throw in a Cliche or Two of Your Own
Of our little caravan, the Penske was the slowest. With that in mind, Patrick and I jostled ourselves up, had a little breakfast at IHOP and hit the road. The rest of the gang would be on the move in an hour or so. We figured they would catch up to us once we hit some hills.
They never did catch up to us.
We were hoping to make it to Laramie, Wyoming, we got as far as Rock Springs.
Up and at 'em again
We lunched at Sanford's Grub & Pub in Cheyenne, sort of a tradition's of Ryan's and then powered onto Kansas City, Missouri, that is.
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Finally horizontal after a long day of driving — at Comfort Inn And Suites- Kc Airport
September 5 near Ferrelview, MO
On the road again, last leg of an epic adventure
After years of avoiding this fast food joint, happened to be on our way — at Chick-fil-A at Fairview Heights.
(A mistake on many levels, oh well)
Back in the South — at Illinois/Kentucky Border.
Somehow Patrick and I managed to divide up the driving that best suit the both of us.
Until I woke up to us slamming down a 6 percent grade. We were so close and Patrick was hellbent on getting us there as soon as possible.
And then after over 2000 miles, I started being a lil' scary-died cat.
"Please slow down Patrick, we'll get there soon enough"
"I think you're going too fast"
"A few minutes isn't worth risking our lives."
Of course, we both were laughing about it.
And I knew we would be fine.
So beautiful and perfect