The plan was to leave at 6am on Tuesday morning. That way we could get to our first stopping point, Estes Park CO, in plenty of time and enjoy the some of the sights like Big Thompson Canyon. I stopping in at Jessica's on my lunch hour on Monday to see how packing was finishing up. It wasn't. To my frustration, she wasn't nearly as packed as she could have been. You would think for knowing about a cross country trip for about 10 months that you would have time to prepare. But this has always been one of the reasons that we weren't compatible. I would think I would be used to it and not surprised...but I still was. I went back to work, finished up what I could and then headed over to help pack.
|The family truckster may have once looked |
like this...now it was a little rusty, covered
in dings, dents and scratches.
Our family truckster started out looking as
bad as the Griswold's looked at the
end of the movie.
|It looked nice from the road but was abandoned|
photo courtesy of wikimedia commons
|Seeing the mountains come into view was like a godsend.|
Sunset on the Mountains...Picture by Jessica.
Day 1: ~700 miles, ~12 hours drive time
To be continued....