Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Adventure, Day 1

March 12, 2012

Eastern Colorado plains as seen from Interstate 76

It's Spring Break for the Grandkids. That means the two oldest get to travel with me. We're waking up in Sterling, CO this morning and planning on being in Santa Fe tonight. The kids aren't real excited about Hot N' Spicy New Mexican food, but I'm sure we'll find a place that serves tacos and hamburgers along with green chile, before we eventually get to Roswell to see the Aliens. I hope they know we have an important mission in Albuquerque before anything else gets done!

We were going to leave very early in the morning yesterday, but I had one of those rare nights when I slept until six thirty. Add an hour onto that for the Daylight Savings thing and we didn't leave until 8:00 AM. We drove through Minnesota and South Dakota, blasted through Nebraska and entered Colorado via Interstate 76 last night. We were tucked safely into our motel room at the newly remodeled Crest Motel by 10:00 PM, and when we moved our clocks back an hour for entering the Mountain Time Zone, it was 9:00!

Today, we'll drive through Denver and hope to be in Santa Fe late this afternoon. I'll post photos tomorrow. That first day of travel was just to get us out-of-town. Now, we can relax and enjoy ourselves.

The weather was fine yesterday. Sunny and warm most of the 818 miles we drove. Some drizzle and rain encountered near North Platte, but we drove out of it in Eastern Colorado and saw a sky filled with stars by bedtime. Expected to be in the 70's today and lots O' sun.

The new rig, our Mazda CX-9 pulling the lightweight aluminum motorcycle trailer, is doing a good job, although bucking the southerly headwind, the one that's bringing all the warm air North, is eating away at my gas mileage. Prices are around $3.70 per gallon all over right now.

Hope everyone is doing good. Prayers and good thoughts for all in need. A wish for Much Peace to all.



Jeannie said...

Glad you have company for the trek. While the weather you are heading for sounds nice, I don't envy all the driving.

Spadoman said...

Thanks for stopping by Jeannie. We're two peas in different pods, and that's okay. I love to drive. Some folks do yoga, I do windshield. Makes the world spin, eh? Thanks again.


susan said...

I just stopped by to see how you're doing and find you're out on the road. Happy Trails, my friend. This is very good news indeed.