Day 2 started off much like Day 1: getting up before the crack of dawn – and me promptly falling back asleep in the car. The scenery was much like the day before, ie. mainly desert, but gorgeous.
We stopped in Castle Valley for a bit, and I’m pretty sure I was drooling over the scenery:
A couple of hours later, we crossed over into Colorado:
And were promptly greeted by a thunderstorm, then hail, and as we made our way into the mountains, snow!
Craziness. Needless to say, we were very happy to get to Colorado Springs.
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So… I meant to publish this much sooner, but the past month has been fairly insane. Nothing bad, just very, very busy.
Anyway, I promised y’all an account of that epic cross-country road trip with my sister, so here goes…
Day One started with a 4 am wake-up, as we had a very long drive ahead. One of Sandrine’s housemates was coming with us as far as Colorado Springs, which meant that we were able to split driving duties three ways the first two days. On the flip side, that meant that when I wasn’t driving, I was doing my best impression of a sardine in the back seat. Good thing I’m tiny. 😛
Our first leg of the journey took us from Eureka, California, to Ely, Nevada (aka The Middle of Nowhere). I didn’t manage to get any pictures of the redwood forest (I was driving and there was no good place to pull over), but once we got to Nevada I was able to get some good ones. These don’t fully do the scenery justice, but they’ll give you an idea:
Taking pictures from the back seat was tricky at times
Our last refueling stop for the day was in Eureka, Nevada, which we all found hilarious:
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