Road Trip 2010: An update

It hasn’t been the best road trip, I’m afraid. Inadequate planning and bad weather have tested our road-trip mettle, and we’ve fared poorly so far. But tomorrow’s another day, and we’re going to keep going.

However, I’ve been learning a lot on this road trip.

  • CruiseAmerica rental RVs are kind of junky.
  • Do not buy meat at Wal-Mart.
  • The cats don’t care about the millions of years it took to form the magnificent formations of Arches National Park. They have no sense of history or scale.
  • When someone in the vehicle is cold, discussions about the distinction between freezing and brisk might not be appropriate.
  • Utah’s liquor and beer laws are shockingly stupid.
  • It’s possible that not everyone in the vehicle appreciates your unique rendition of Johnny Horton’s “North (to Alaska).”
  • When she asks if you want to change your shirt, it’s not really a question. She’s telling you to change your shirt.

At any rate, we’ve somehow managed to not kill each other or destroy the RV. And we’ve also somehow managed to end up in Moab, Utah, with a bunch of off-roaders in the rain.

Stay tuned!

Road Trip 2010
When she asks if you think you might like to change your shirt, what she really means is: Christ, you look ridiculous. Change your shirt.
Road Trip 2010, Rifle, Colorado
Fishing in Rifle, Colorado.
Road Trip 2010, mystery meat from Wal-Mart
What the hell is this meat? The package said "flatiron steak," but this is clearly not flatiron steak. It tasted like pork. It was very difficult to cook.
Road Trip 2010, Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado
The "falls" part of Rifle Falls State Park in Colorado.
Road Trip 2010.
PJ the cat is only slightly interested in travel.
Road Trip 2010, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
The vapor caves in Glenwood Springs. Totally worth it. You descend into this cavern naturally steam-heated by hot springs.
Road Trip 2010, morning, Day 1
McDonald's breakfast. I know McDonald's isn't the best food in the world, but it's iconic American road-trip food.
Road Trip 2010, chicken
Adrienne prepared some amazing chicken for us to take with us on the trip.