Nineteen days on the road. The first three days we clocked 29 hours of sitting, so I stopped counting hours in the car after that. Five people, in one rented (thankfully large) car,
What did we do?!
Played the Harmonica
Fiddled with Yarn
Really, REALLY Enjoyed Picnicking at the Rest Stops
Were Weird with the Cousins
Stopped at Diners
Looked at the Scenery (and the cows… and the giant buffalo statues…)
Scoped out license plates
Chatted with the Highway Patrolmen
Loaded and Unloaded the Car
We also snacked, and listened to audio books, and Mad drew pictures on her arm, and Andrew sang SO loud–and sometimes all was quiet, and we simply looked out the window at the changing scenery…
If you like details, then here is the tour–Santa Barbara, California to Las Vegas, Nevada to Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Fort Collins, Colorado to Randolf, Nebraska to Keystone, South Dakota to Bozeman, Montana to Goldendale, Washington to Portland, Oregon to Crater Lake National Park to Fort Klamath, Oregon to Lassen Volcanic National Park to San Jose, California–then once again home, to Santa Barbara.
Many dollars in gasoline
Will we do it again next summer?
No way. That would be pressing our luck–plus, we’re hoping to revisit la sourceand let our sourdough starter soak up some more yeasties from the place of its origin–if we can drum up a few free plane tickets. Anyone with a few free plane tickets?
But that’s then, and this is now, and …we’re HOME!