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 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…

Day 13 – Rochester to Ann Arbor via Niagara Falls & Canada

(writing this on Thursday about yesterday) I said goodbye to the little trailer (they call her Loretta) pretty early and headed out. I realized I could stop at Niagara Falls on my way out to Ann Arbor so I did. For breakfast I had what used to be my staple for road trips when I…

Day 12 – Syracuse to Rochester / Gig 6 – The Spirit Room

(I’m posting this on Thursday since I didn’t have wi-fi on Tuesday night, but I wrote it Tuesday night. Day 13 to follow.) I guess I needed to sleep because I woke up past 9 am on Tuesday. That hasn’t happened in a long time. I went downstairs, and Georgia made me some coffee and…