Friday, June 25, 2004

Remembering The Last Big Trip

Our last big trip was 24 years ago. Lou and I and our two dogs in a VW van for 6 weeks. We had no particular plans just like now. We left San Jose headed leisurely North. Spent several days in Yakima Washington with relatives. Went on north to Vancouver and Victoria. East through Glacier NP. Down through Yellowstone, went by Mt Rushmore, to Pikes Peak. More relatives and friends in Wyoming and Colorado. We then looked at the calendar and noticed we had been gone for four of our six weeks already. We dashed East through Chicago, Niagara Falls, Boston, New York City, Atlantic City, Philadelphia (met up with one of my brothers) and Washington DC. Headed to Nashville, Mammoth Caves, to Miami (Met up with the other brother). We went down to the Everglades and to Key West. Checked the calendar again, two days left. We headed West, 24 hour a day team driving. Stopped in Kansas for some business, and Las Vegas for a short visit, then home, on time. Total trip, over 14,000 miles. It was quite fun but this time, we'll slow it down some.
Three more work days and off we go!

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