Friday, July 27, 2007

Wasted Space

Sorry to all of you who have checked our blog over the past few weeks with hopes of finding anything even remotely interesting. Until this morning we did not have Internet access. The next few blogs will most likely be about our trip "back east," so with that in mind I will tell you a little bit about our first day on the road.
We left Provo on the morning of July 12th at about 8:45 am, which incidentally is the day after our 9th wedding anniversary. This was the first of our five day, 2000 mile trip to Williamsville, NY. It's easy to say that this also was our longest and most boring day. Our first destination was the Sleep Inn, located on the outskirts of Cheyenne, Wyoming. I had planned our days out ahead of time so that we would not have to be on the road for more than 6 1/2 hours, but due to unforeseen events (road construction, unplanned stops, and a moving truck that could not drive faster than 70mph), we were on the road for 10. Once we arrived we thought that it would be nice to relax by taking a dip in the heated indoor pool. WRONG!!! The pool was freezing, apparently the heater didn't work. In an attempt to warm up we tried the hot-tub (luke-warm-tub would have been a little closer to the truth).

To make up for the poor swimming experience we thought that it would be relaxing to have a nice dinner at a nice restaurant. Since we were not familiar with the area we asked the lady at the front desk for a recommendation. All that I can say about dinner is that I hope the other locals are a little more difficult to please. Moral of the story, get more than one persons opinion when trying to find a comfortable atmosphere with edible food.

I think the best part about the first day was that it ended, safely. I had been through parts of Wyoming before but the stretch that I-80 follows is desolate, nothing but wasted space (sorry if that offends anyone). I remember being told once that Nebraska was a terrible state to travel through, but I can honestly say I would take Nebraska any day of the week and twice on Sunday.


MisterJ said...

That is a very boring stretch of highway. At least you got to see that big Lincoln's head statue, though. ;)

If I had known you were stopping in Cheyenne, I would have had my mom recommend somewhere to stay and eat, since she grew up there. (It's no wonder she left.)

Josh and Janna said...

I wish that I would have known, the food was poor, and the lodging was not much better. Thanks for the info on your blog.