Sorry to be so behind; I was lacking WiFi for a few days but I promise to have you all caught up by tonight. :)
Today was a super chill day.
I woke up later than usual and had an unplanned extra hour of socializing with my two younger cousins. More on that later.
It was a beautiful drive through the Wild West— I couldn't even begin to capture the raw, natural scenery I witnessed driving through western Wyoming and then into Utah.
And the reunion with my dear cousin and her two daughters was priceless!
It was a frustrating day to say the least, and I found myself angered multiple times by my own worries and the ugly behavior of others. The flipside is that the scenery was beautiful and I ended up enjoying a delicious Tex Mex meal that evening, which canceled out some of the negativity.
There was a lot of uncertainty today. A lot of dealing with the "unknown."
It was a day that pushed a lot of my fears regarding road conditions and worrisome situations. But it was also a day of relief; visiting Pipestone National Monument and finding an actual veggie burger drive-in was a true delight.
Today was a lot of "catching up."
Devon, one of my best friends from college, kindly let me crash at her place in the "Land of Ten Thousand Lakes." She said there's eleven thousand though, so maybe Minnesota should update their sign!
Today was a FULL day, so much so that I had to write about it a day later (and regret blowing my spending money)...
And did you know that Madison Square Farmer's Market is the largest producer-only market in the country? At least according to three vendors I spoke to.
Day Three was definitely a performance art of the stop-and-go traffic I experienced driving through Chicago; things would be rolling along, then pause, then go back to rolling.
And I take back what I said about Ohio— Michigan has some of the worst roads I have ever experienced!
Real talk— is the state of Ohio always under construction?
Note: I may be a slightly influenced in my displeasure due to me being in Michigan, having friends who live in Michigan, and staying near U of M...anti-Ohio sentiment is prevalent!
If I could summarize Day One of “Road Trip 2018,” it would be lagging.
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