June 11, 2004

counting down the hours...

Work today is absolutely excruciating, as I'm brimming with excitement over the road trip I'm taking this weekend. It's made a little less severe by the fact that it's a half-day, but the workload so far is sloooow. I have all my orders in already, and am just waiting to be sent more - actual work always makes time go by faster. But no, I'm sure all the orders for the weekend won't rush in until a half hour before the end of the work day. Murphy's Law.

I'm sitting here with my handy, weathered Rand McNally road atlas next to me, open to the California/Nevada pages - looking for the road never-travelled. Idaho is still on the brain - but that's more of a "look what I did!" goal. There's no particular destination in Idaho I'd like to see, or rather, no destination I'd have time to drive up to, enjoy seeing, and then drive back down all within the span of the weekend.

So I'm looking at Nevada. I've driven along the west edge (the east edge of Death Valley), up to Beatty, and have driven to and through Vegas, but the majority of the state lays unexplored by me. I'm thinking about spending an evening in Vegas, then taking the 93 up to Idaho (taking a shortcut up the 318 in Nevada), and maybe coming back down, staying in Ely for the night, and then traveling HWY 50 to the 95, and back down to L.A. on Sunday. Sounds a little excessive to me, though.

I guess I'll just have to get into my car and roll with it. I'm never good at planning road trips. i mean, it's really useless to try to plan a road trip itinerary, because things always change - maybe another road looks like a good one with nice scenery - one just never knows.

But hopefully I'll get off of work today at 1pm, then I need to take my car to get an oil change and all the fluids/tire pressures checked - and then I'm off to stock up on trip goodies (snacks, drinks, etc.) - and then I'm off - for real. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend, clear skies, warm (but not too hot) temperatures.... it's gonna be a blast.


posted by julie at June 11, 2004 10:41 AM

things people have said

I don't like your itsy-bitsy font.

so said: John at June 11, 2004 10:58 AM

is that better? (increased by 1 px)

so said: julie (me) at June 11, 2004 11:01 AM

stay safe and have a good trip!

so said: Val at June 11, 2004 07:03 PM



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