Luckily, after yesterday I don't have much to write about. Work is slooooow right now, but we still have to act like we're busy. So, I've decided to work on planning my trip that will take place in almost exactly four months. First I figured out all of the million things I wanted to do and places I wanted to go, then I started honing it down to a more realistic list of things and places.
Of course, it's all subject to change, but right now it looks like this: I'll get off work at noon on a particular Friday and get out of town by one. I'll drive as far as I possibly can and hopefully get through much of Nebraska in the dark. I was going to stop in Denver, but we've been to Colorado before and I'd rather spend that day somewhere else. If anyone knows of a fun place to go to in Wyoming, just off of I-80, let me know. If not, we'll wait until Salt Lake City to stop for a day. After that we'll head to Reno/Lake Tahoe and check out that scene. Now, here's where I had to make a decision. Did I want to go North and check out Napa and the the redwoods in Mendocino and Humboldt where I used to live, or would it be better to go South and see Yosemite, and Sequoia/Kings Canyon and then head to the coast and follow it up, checking out Santa Cruz, Carmel and Monterrey?
If I was going with my girlfriends, I might opt for the Northern route so we could go wine tasting and hang out at a spa. Since I'm going with my daughters, I figure I'll head South and get all different kinds of awestruck by the natural drama.
We'll then spend the rest of our trip in the San Francisco area. Coadster really wants to go to the Haight and Stinky is in eighth grade, so she thinks going to the Hard Rock Cafe sounds super neato. Now, if anyone else has any decent suggestions, I'd love to hear them and check them out on the web from the confines of my very beige cubicle in Iowa, during the coldest Spring I've ever experienced here. Believe me, it really helps to plan on going somewhere far, far away.