Or something like that.
I’m in Laramie, Wyoming right now, holed up in a hotel room for the night. It’s freezing here (in my opinion). There is even snow on the ground. I’m definitely not in Memphis any more. Or Nebraska. Thank goodness, I’m no longer in Nebraska.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a good time staying with Erin and her son in Nebraska. But the full day of driving just to get through one boringly flat state? Yeah, that part wasn’t fun.
This was my second full day of driving on the road trip to Oregon!! Sorry, I have to use exclamation points when I talk about the road trip to Oregon!! because I’m just so excited about it in theory and in it’s execution. Despite how tiring it is to drive all day, it’s really exciting to see so much of the country that I haven’t seen before. I really love seeing these places that are so different from where I live. And I’m headed to a new place that hopefully will help me get my life on a better track than the one it was headed on before. So, hurray for the road trip to Oregon!!
Plus, driving is great for daydreaming about the future (and thinking up great new projects and blog ideas). Even though she doesn’t live here, I thought about Pioneer Woman about 15 times today. I think it’s because I passed so many signs with the word pioneer.
I start the day off in Fremont, Nebraska, which is a cute little place. Erin made us yummy pancakes with fruit for breakfast. I had almond milk for the first time and I LOVED it. I love almonds but didn’t think I would like almond milk since I hate soy milk. But I loved the nutty taste of almond milk. Thank you Erin for helping me find something new!
Then I spent the day driving through Nebraska – a very long state to drive through. I think the problem isn’t that it’s a long state, but a visually boring state. Until you get close to Wyoming everything looks like this:
Hours and hours of plains. Field. Field. Farm. Farm. Boooooring.
I think the highlight of my day was stopping at a rest area that seemed pretty.
Since the drive was pretty boring, my main entertainment was eating. Yum trail mix. Yum lunch. Yum slim jims. Yum food. Chewing kept me awake at least! There were a few times I got a little tired and eating helped. But let’s not talk about that. I know this blog is about my healthy living and eating is part of that, but it’s like the last thing on my mind. I’m eating pretty healthy food on this road trip – just a lot of it. Snacking is my friend? Right, let’s not talk about that.
Once I got to Wyoming things were more interesting. And there was snow on the ground! SNOW! The weather just told me that it’s going to snow here again! Hopefully it will wait until after I leave.
Wyoming is quite interesting. I’m in Cowboy Country, apparently. All the signs and restaurants and phone books (everything!) let me know this. I think Laramie is a pretty awesome little place.
For dinner I had a hamburger, because staring at cows all day made me want one. It was either that or a steak and a burger just seemed simpler. Ten hours ago I was craving a salad but then when dinner rolled around I really, really wanted a burger. Funny how that happens.
Tomorrow I’m headed to Salt Lake City! I have a bunch of people I want to meet in the city, so if you live there too and want to meet up – let me know! Hopefully I will be able to see everyone. I’m going to stay there Monday and Tuesday nights, so I’ll be there for a full day. I think a day off from driving will be a nice switch. I know I could make this trip faster, but what’s the fun in that?