Are we there yet??Posted: May 27, 2011
Our bones and muscles are waving the white flag. We are ready to be done with this portion. It’s the normal, hurry up sensation… Not enjoying the journey because you are so focused on the end result. We may not have been as leisurely as others would have liked, but that’s not our style. While we didn’t stop and buy trinkets to remember the visit, we will always have the memories (positive and negative) of things we saw and problems we navigated through.
The food on the trip, with the exception of last night’s dinner, has been nothing to write home about. Sandwiches for lunch, yogurt and cereal or a doughnut for breakfast. Dinner on night one, if you remember, was Applebee’s and night two we had Italian delivered (1/2 order of spaghetti with marinara, 1 slice garlic bread). In Oklahoma all of the restaurants had full nutrition information on their websites which helped.
If you ever want to waste money, I suggest driving through Oklahoma. How many tolls does one state (and one freeway) need?! Really. I didn’t get anything special in return. Just a windy drive and overpriced gas. Thanks, but no thanks. I did break into a laugh-so-hard-you-cry fit from the tolls. Two of the tolls we passed through were coin only and not operated by any DOT workers. Oh yes, and they were $2.30 per toll. Digging through a upholder full of coins was not something I envisioned happening on this trip. Especially not the gunk that coated the nickels and dimes towards the bottom. Well Carver got so frustrated that he started throwing the coins at the receptacle and I couldn’t help laughing. I’m certain that I was releasing tension that had built up over the past few months. Who knew a toll could get you so frustrated that you are forced to just release it all.
Currently we are driving through To’hajiilee, NM. Any ideas on how to pronounce that?! Yah, me either… The real excitement in our little world right now is coffee-related. Carver is a bit of a coffee snob while I am more of a tea drinker. Well he sent me to grab coffees this morning while he fueled up the truck. He made one, maybe two, mistakes. One: he decided to purchase coffee from a Circle K. Two: he didnt try it until the town name above (T…..e) and nearly spit it out all over the windshield. I can vouch that the coffee was bad enough to warrant such a reaction. He will be relying on an energy drink until our next stop.