Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Home Again Tuesday

Okay, I’m here but just barely. I am tired and grumpy and don’t feel too well. I know I’ll be sleeping most of the day. And wouldn’t you know it, I can’t find my steampunk excerpt I wanted to put up today. Sigh. It is already one of those days. LOL!

BUT the trip home was lovely and I couldn’t ask for a better drive. For once, it was fast through Salt Lake City, the city of perpetual construction. In all the years I have gone there, and I started in the mid-80s with skiing trips to the area, there have always been a portion of the main road under construction. Matter of fact, my husband and I talked about one trip where the icicles were making the powerlines bend under the stress. That was when the freeway wasn’t complete between place called Fillmore and Nephi. It was still a two lane road. Boy, does that date me! LOL!

Now the whole way is one hundred percent freeway and should be a breeze to travel. Not so with all the construction as it makes traffic move at a snail’s pace. And it shouldn’t be that way at all. But there are so many people in the area, traffic can be a zoo. When we left, we knew we’d be out of the traffic zone, or so we thought, as we were traveling through the city late on a Friday night. This isn’t a slur against people who live in Utah, but I’d like to know what you all do around midnight of Fridays? There were thousands of cars lining the freeway which made rush hour look mild. I don’t think there was a college game or anything that I could discern.

Still, coming home had none of those problems and we traveled in the middle of the day and had hit SLT well before noon. We rushed through the city and kept a steady pace the whole way. Go figure. I had actually been hoping to go to Dinosaur National Monument which meant we’d pass SLT altogether but I was vetoed. Yeah, it would have been six hours out of the way but boy a wall of bones would have made the trip worth it.

And for those of you who have never seen a dinosaur graveyard, this would be the one to go to. The whole museum is built around a wall of rock so visitors can easily see all the exposed fossils. It is one of the coolest places I’ve ever gone to and we’ve been trying to get back for years. I thought this would be the trip but I was wrong as everyone wanted to get home as quickly as they could. Sigh. So much for travel plans.

Where have you all gone recently? Any special trips planned? What was the best trip you’ve ever been on? Or the worst? Answer these questions and you’ll get five more entries into the drawing for this month.

See you all tomorrow...I hope...LOL!


1 comment:

  1. Hey Lynn welcome back. I remember driving from San Antonio, TX to Western NY a few times a year when my daughter was just born to visit family up here. Traffic nightmares from Ohio/PA into NY. But then again gas was 99 cents a gallon. Does that date me???

    I think the best trip was when DH and I go on our twice yearly weekends away. One for our anniversary in April and in September for o ur b-days (which are only 10 days apart). The weather was always perfect and the state parks we hit were empty of people or had hardly anyone there. :)

    I am so looking forward to September's when we visit Eastern NY next.