13 days I hope nothing bad happens

Trip Start Jun 15, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Well today is the 13th day of our trip...and if ANYTHING bad is going to happen it would be today....and it did. We woke up in the creepy hotel without any power. No showers, no power.

GREAT - at least we survived the masked serial killer who knocked on the next door hotel room and missed ours. Then as we were strapping Ciela in the power came back on!

So freshly showered we blasted on the road at 8:30am, had breakfast in Moab, Utah. A beautiful red-rock adventure town, and now on the Closson vacation wish-list!

A little later we crossed over into northern Arizona and were immediately disappointed...so we scrapped our plans and turned east away from the Grand Canyon (and beggars outside dumpy gas stations/laundromats) and cruised (easily) into New Mexico.

Ah, again we were on beautiful roads. With absolutely fricking crazy truck drivers - passing passenger trucks on the shoulder and slamming onto their breaks in front of other semi's to force them over to the right lane. - beyond that...great roads.

Had so-so Chinese food in Albuquerque and then I think we got lost somewhere and ended up in awesome Roswell New Mexico (the geek MECCA). "I KNEW I 'shoulda' made that left 'toin' in 'Albakoikie'"

Town of Rock Point:
R: lobsters are pointy too
T: Don't you mean sharp?
R I've never met a smart lobster

Town of Blanding:
that wasn't very exciting

I knew those gloves would come in handy!     

A Steak house restaurant in Sandpoint Idaho
"you don't need no teef to eat our beef"

car games: thanks to Crystal Closson, we both will have bruises by the end of the trip
slug bug ~ slug arm
cow pow ~ punch leg
horse force ~ push with elbow
truck chuck (semi) ~ lift chin up with bent finger
tower shower ~ dump water
hummer bummer ~ poke bum   
cop pop ~ punch arm
jeepers creepers ~ tickle leg
tree knee ~tickle knee
P T bruiser ~ Punch leg twice
Plane pain ~ pinch arm
Things Todd has waved at as we're driving by:
Domino's delivery semi in Canada
Walmart in Washington
Fire Works stand in Idaho
River rafters in Idaho
Fireworks Stand in New Mexico

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