I am sitting in my AmericInn in Wichita, Kansas thankful that they provide free wi-fi (for the first 12 hours then fees will apply - shocking), but happy nonetheless, since the I-forget-the-name hotel that I stayed in last night (in Salt Lake City) did not. Hence the absence of a "post" or an "update", although had I been able to, it would have probably consisted of "yawn. made it. bye." My brain was practically mush upon arrival.
Today was better.
I have made it to Wichita. I've gone from Washington thru Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and now Kansas. I've seen mountains, desert, and wind turbines. I've said hello to Dick Cheney's home state, seen Mormon country, and stepped foot on Dorothy's yellow brick road. All in all, that is 1839.0 miles according to my AAA app and not including any detours, you know, to the drive thru Starbucks.
I have happily sang-screamed my heart out to the Backstreet Boys (Backstreet's Back AND Millennium), Bob Dylan, and the Brazilian Girls while also getting every 15th word correct when any Outkast, Lupe, or the Roots song comes on. I have utilized the wonders of cruise control to the fullest (which also has allowed me to dance while singing to along with the aforementioned artists). I have no doubt that that paired with up with my Seahawks decal, fake flower on the dash, and my purple sunglasses makes me look like I escaped from somewhere.
And if I had a dollar for every time my dress flew in all the wrong directions while getting gas yesterday, I'd be...well, I'd at least have a few Abitas bought once I got to New Orleans.
My mum and dad sent me on my way with heaps of healthy snacks which Em supplemented with sweets. Perfect. So last night, I, being too terrified of and confused about Salt Lake, sat in my hotel room avoiding Fox News and eating these snacks (Cheez-Its, raspberries, and cake. That was just to make you jealous, Diggy). Tonight however, I was more adventurous and went to Applebees. It was either that or the Golden Corral, and since I haven't a clue what that is, Applebees won. It was awful for all the right reasons - you can't go wrong with Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors all on tap, can you? Tomorrow I may venture to some place I keep seeing signs for - Taco John's. Oh la la.
Needless to say this trip so far has been an absolute success. And I haven't even started talking to myself!
My eyes are fighting with me and demanding to be shut. Tomorrow promises to be another long one including a drive through the Sonic Stealer Capital (aka OKC) and a stop in Dallas (yes, Ms. C, I plan to seek out Kim Kardashian's bf).
I'll leave you with today's deep thought: Jesus Trusts in Me (You). The big highway sign cut out of him told me so.