Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FGS Conference Road Trip - Day 3

We are really making tracks for Springfield, IL.  We left Grand Junction, CO this morning and we're settling down tonight in Colby, KS.  Drove across a whole state and into the Central Time Zone.  Lost another hour.

The trip has been seamless so far.  Only had a small mishap today.  While driving behind a semi-truck a small rock flew up and we now have a small crack in the windshield.  Hasn't spread into a bigger crack yet.  Hope to get to Springfield before we have to have the windshield replaced.

Monday we drove through a portion of Utah and into Colorado.   I forgot how fabulous the rock formations were.  I put away the book I was reading and just enjoyed the scenery, it was so breathtaking.  It reminded me how fortunate we were to live in the West. We pulled over into a view overlook to get some pictures.

While driving through the canyons I like to imagine how it was over 100 years ago for the pioneers coming west by wagon train or just on a horse.  They didn't have paved roads or roadside rest stops.  No sign of any shade.  They had to make do, with what they had.  Don't think I would have made a very good pioneer.  I probably would have traveled by train.

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