Janie and I left Saturday morning at way dark thirty (5:30 AM) on our way to Salt Lake City Utah. Our first stop was Titus Pastry Shop, a traditional stop for their most delicious doughnuts. I'm not big on sweets, but these are the best! Homemade icing and filled with the best cream and custard! They do not skimp on the filling.
While I do not have picture of the doughnuts, there was a very peculiar sign at the end of the line. Most of the time when you see a sign like this, it is for a missing pet...but no, there is a stolen lawn ornament about that someone is missing terribly. This was our first laugh of the day. We wish his rightful owner the best in getting him back.
The next big stop of the drive was the I-80 Truck Stop - HUGE truck stop just inside of Iowa with shops and fast food galore. Janie snapped a photo from her new iPhone 5 that arrived just in time for the big trip. (She threatened that we were not leaving until it arrived).
I introduced Janie to her first app for her iPhone - Gas Buddy. This has been a great help in finding the cheapest gas along the route.
Janie made reservations for our first evenings stay at the Best Western in Kearney, NE. She did this as they have a nice breakfast to get us started on they way for day 2's drive with make your own waffles...Yum.
Another traditional stop along the way is Taco Time in Rock Springs, WY. There is only one East of the Mississippi (in Goshen, IN - another story perhaps someday on that one).
We have had MANY laughs along the way as well as listening to 60's and 70's music throughout the trip out. We've traveled a little over 1500 miles so far with Sue driving the whole way by herself - with the exception of the last little bit up the hill to Janie's Mom's house which is quite steep, windy-twisty and a tighter squeeze than I'm used to to get into the garage. I didn't intend to drive all the way, but some reason I just kept driving and then it became a mission since Janie wouldn't let me drive at all on the way out during the trip out 2 years ago. :) I will happily share the driving duties for the remainder of the trip, so no worries.
This is the beautiful view out of the living room - it's going to be a rainy day, but gives you a taste if what we have to enjoy during the first leg of our journey.