Day 24 – Las Vegas to SoCal (aka home)

Sandy & I woke up around 7:30 am and putzed around a bit before getting ourselves sort of together, then we headed down to Starbucks around 9:30 am for some breakfast. I don’t think I mentioned this before but the Rio is currently hosting the World Series of Poker so the place is full of…

Day 20 – Salt Lake City

Sandy and I planned to be a bit more active today. We left the house around 9 am, cruised by Starbucks, then ran a few errands that she needed to take care of. The main attraction of today was our early lunch at a place called Cafe Madrid, a Spanish cafe in the Cottonwood Heights…

Day 18 – Salt Lake City

Got up on my own around 7 am. Sandy & Marty were awake around then too. Sandy thought I would want Starbucks, but instead I suggested we go out to breakfast proper. So we did. We went to the Roots Cafe. It was a gorgeous morning, and this place is super cute, and the food…

Day 17 – Laramie to Salt Lake City

I let myself have an easy morning and went back into town to have breakfast and coffee from the Coal Creek Coffee Co. in Laramie. It was lovely. I got on the road just after 8 am, and made my way further west. It was cool to the see the back of the Wasatch to…

Day 16 – Des Moines to Laramie

I got on the road around 7:15 am and got back to the West Wing Weekly. I dig that podcast. The drive was western Iowa, then the full width of Nebraska, and into Wyoming. There was some weather but nothing major. What I found truly fascinating was the sky. It was beautiful. I couldn’t help…

Day 15 – Ann Arbor to Des Moines

After a very small amount of sleep, my eyes popped open at 6:30 am, so I got up and got my stuff together until it was time to leave. I left Laurel’s when the whole family left the house to go to Henry’s 5th grade graduation. Last day of school! I stopped at Starbucks and…

Day 14 – Ann Arbor

Shortly before the kids went off to school, I made my way downstairs at Laurel’s house to see the fairly typical morning at her house. Then, Laurel & I had coffee and chatted. I took a shower, then we left for breakfast at Anna’s House which was really good. It wasn’t raining yet, so we…