Thursday, July 7, 2011

Road Trip

This past weekend, I finished my last day of school, packed up my stuff, and made my way toward Grand Junction, Colorado.  After driving for a very long time (okay, not too long, but long enough!), I snuggled into my nice hotel room with some Cafe Rio and my laptop.  Bliss.

The next morning, after a delicious breakfast of bacon, a waffle, and scrambled eggs, I headed south from Grand Junction over the San Juan Mountains, the scariest mountain pass drive ever! The speed limit is pretty much under 20 the entire way with it being windy, steep, and pretty much no shoulder on the road.  If you miss, it's over the cliff for you! Eventually I ended up in Durango, Colorado at Misty Z's house. The cutest girl ever!  It's a pretty relaxing place.  See the pictures.

On my way there, I drove through the small mountain town of Ridgway. Colorado. I swear I passed a sign that said, "Ridgway. What we lack in wineries, we make up for in winers." It could be the other way around, but I can't find anything online to verify it, and I couldn't take a picture right then either.  But, I do remember thinking it was hilarious, and that I should write it down.

While there, we had pedicures done (Misty, her mom, sister, and me), a bridal shower, bachelorette party dinner, and  .  .  . wait for it . . . s'mores! That's right, my great friend roasted s'mores with me for a late night treat.  We made them on the BBQ, and they were pretty good (almost as good as a campfire!).   We are camping friends, after all!

After leaving Colorado, I headed back home and played phone tag with my mom the whole way.  I probably had 15 dropped calls . . . thanks AT&T. Just one more area I now know my phone doesn't work. I-70 is a pretty major route, but apparently no phone service. Add that to my list of Richfield to Phoenix, Richfield to Nephi, and Boise into Oregon. I then took a short detour to Monroe, Utah to visit the cute Madsen family.  After dinner, some playing, fireworks, and homemade cake and ice cream, I hit the road again to make it home just after midnight.  Ahhhhh, to sleep in my own bed.

Vacations are exhausting!

Enjoy these pictures of some beautiful Colorado and Utah scenery. We live in an amazing place!

Walking by Misty's house.  Over the hill ahead is a small lake.

My favorite. Driving West on I-70.

Apparently this baby is doing a fishy face. Haha!

1 comment:

Misty said...

I had SO much fun!!! Thank you for coming out! I am glad we roasted marshmallows and made s'mores on the grill! :) Made me think of camping! Thanks again for driving ALL the way out here! Love ya lots!