I finally made it back! My cousin and I drove 5 days and over 3000 miles along route 80. We drove through 9 states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The western part of the country is amazingly beautiful. You can drive for hours along rt 80 without seeing much other than mountains, plains and skies. We saw these giant three-bladed windmills - each blade so large it has to be transported by a semi! This pic gives you an idea of how large they are!
We had mobile internet and were able to find hotels easily enough while on the road. I have to admit, the hotel in Reno was the best.
We also had encounters with the PO-lice twice. THe first time we were pulled over as suspected drug smugglers. The second time I was in my hotel room - in my underwear. Both times, the cops were doing routine checks for suspicious behavior. Apparently, moving trucks like the one we were driving are being used to transport drugs across country. The date had a lot to do with their dilligence: 4/20.
Anywho... I'm back safely and my mom is really happy. I started my job last week as a Technical Support Analyst for VINTek and am loving it so far.
What's going on in your world?