Tuck In Your Elbows


Really, Rhode Island? Not one of you wanted to leave the East Coast this summer? We have seen over ten license plates from Hawaii - including one that was happily cruising along the rather obscure Montana Hwy 2  - and yet not a single blue and white anchor. Actually, is it a blue and white anchor design on the Rhode Island plate? We wouldn't know since we haven't seen one. Or South Carolina for some strange reason but we have five hours left today and I'm sure we'll snag South Carolina once we're closer to the Cities. It's one of our snowbird states.

I'm shaking my fist at you, Rhode Island. Delware and even tiny DC have put you to shame.

Yesterday wasn't really worth talking about. We hit road construction multiple times in Montana that had us sitting in stopped traffic for upwards of half an hour. I thought Steve was going to have an apoplexy. All around us stretched thousands of open acres and there we were, parked behind a Materesque RV from Saskatchewan. We didn't get to our hotel until after 10 and when Steve (who has kept Central time even as the rest of us slid happily into the night owlery of the Pacific) forced us out of bed at 9:15 this morning there was open mutiny. We like staying up until midnight and then sleeping until about ten. Tonight is going to be ugly but I will be sleeping in my own giant bed again so I doubt I'll care.

Three to four hours across Minnesota and then home. After we unpack, do laundry and apologize to the cats (the truck behind us is hauling hay. from Manitoba. to Minnesota. past North Dakota - talk about coals to Newcastle) I'll put together a recap featuring What We Learned, Where We Would Most Like to Return, Where We Would Move If We Absolutely Had To Move Somewhere and Travel Tips. If you have any questions, concerns, criticisms or anything random you want to know stick it in the comments here and I will do my best to oblige.