Friday, June 8, 2012

Day Ten

OK, who ever said that we couldn't drive more than 5 hours a day was wrong. We did 8 hours today and now we are wiped out! The first part of the trip from Kansas was pretty flat, dry and a bit boring.

But as we headed toward Colorado, the scenery got a lot better. We were thrilled as we headed to Denver that there were only a few clouds in the sky, no signs of tornadoes or storms. All clear sky's and beautiful.

We passed Vail, Colorado Ski Lodge ( had a little near death experience there quiet a few years ago... but I don't go into that now!)
 We finally made it to Grand Junction, Colorado. I lived here when I was 19 years old. I lived with my brother, his wife and their 2 kids on their families Dairy Farm. Since I had worked with pre-school handicapped children and one of my nieces was struggling with Cerebral Palsy, I was coming to help out with her physical therapy ( she was only 2 years old ). To get some extra money I worked part time at a Veterinarian's office. I basically just stuffed pills and filled orders that came in. I should have realized when the office was in some one's basement, that it wasn't quite on the up and up. Many of the orders were for people who did Cock fighting, I didn't know that it was illegal. Jeff always says... yeah right! 
So tonight I was worried when we drove in here and had dinner that some how, some way that my shady background would some how catch up with me! : )
So this is our last night in a hotel, we are staying at the Marriott, decided we should go out in style. We decided not to bring in our cooler or our 2 big red baskets, that would look too tacky for this nice motel! I personally thought we mine as well, we looked pretty trashed by the time we have been riding in the car for 8 hours anyway.
 Here is Shirley relaxing on our polka dot couch. We are going to watch a movie, swim and then sleep in ... it is our last day, our destination is only 4.5 hours away tomorrow... and then we start reality again! What a fun road trip this has been! Good night dear friends, wish you all could have come on this fun trip with us!
 Remember that happiness is a way of travel -- not a destination

 All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.

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