Sunday, August 02, 2009
"The" Road Trip - 3600 miles - Day 1
When the US Customs guy looked at me (as I was driving and at the border crossing) and asked me, "Lady what's your relationship with this man?" and I replied, "Now officer, isn't that kinda personal. I'm taking him to Texas." Of course this was said with a twinkle in my eye and a Southern Texas drawl like I've never heard come out of my mouth. He turned red and said, "Go on through". It always, always works. No search, nada.
So, on down the road after Seattle, there was road work and traffic. I note this because it was literally the ONLY traffic we saw for 3600 miles. I'm NOT making that up. Just wait til you see the next group of pictures and you'll believe me.
The first day or two were uneventful. It was beautifully majestic. I envied those that were riding with the wind in their hair while we were sealed in a car tighter then a DHL envelope. But heck, the 4 cylinder Nissan Sentra was driving well. The air conditioning was working superbly, thankfully, and the gas mileage was astonishing low.
It was clear sailing on down the road. Second day - destination possibly Billings, Montana. Would we make it there?