Five Hundred Miles

We managed the five hundred in about eight hours with two gas stops and a lunch stop at a Sonic (I really liked the chili cheese fries and John liked the green chile burger). We managed to get out of the house by 8 am, and I napped for a few hours in the car, and Jet played, watched movies, and managed to not be too bored. And we got here by 4pm, before the light failed and the sun went down.

The Denver end of it was a bit of a mess as there was a snow storm going on, so the freeways were white and pretty slick; but once we got far enough south the storm cleared, the sun came out and the roads went clear and dry. So we were able to go at speed, and the speed limits were up around 75 mph in the big stretches between cities.

On the East side of the Rockies it's pretty flat out here, all the way out through Kansas, so the roads could cut straight through. I still marvel at being able to see the line of the freeway all the way out to the horizon. So we made good time, got through Routon pass without any problems, and got here safe and sound before the light died.

We're all unpacked, visited with the donkey, miniature horses, and goats across the road. We caught up a little with John's brother Walt, his wife Cathie, and John's parents, Isabel and George. We dumped everything from the car into the room, ate a beautiful dinner by Walt and Cathie and are playing Fluxx. The connection here is very convenient, and I may well have some time to write between the planned events with family. So I'm pretty happy.

There seem to be a bunch of adventures in the works.... so I'll try and be more interesting tomorrow. *laughs* I'm just glad we're here safe today...
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It's great you made your trip without any mishaps. Sadly we had to cancel our trip, just too much snow in too short a time. They couldn't keep the roads clean. And our boys are not nearly as accommodating as Jet on long car trips.

I hope you all have a lovely visit!

Oh and when you get some down time... Could you tell me how I should wash the socks you made. I forgot to ask. *facepalm*

Yeah. I heard that Oklahoma got 14 inches in 24 hours. Whew....

We're off to a good start...

The socks can go into a cold machine wash, but should NOT be run through the dryer. Just line dry 'em or put 'em on top of the dryer or lay 'em out somewhere.
oh wow 14 inches would have been awesome, but I'll stick with the 6+ we ended up with. Though I wish it wasn't as cold so it wold pack better. :D

Thanks for the tips. I think I'll just air fluff them for a bit in the dryer and set them on the drying rack.