I’m about to embark on my second long road trip of the year. You may remember, I headed down to Dallas in April to visit my youngest daughter and now I’m headed to San Diego next week to visit my oldest. Yes, they both decided to move out of Colorado in the very same year and unfortunately for me, in opposite directions. So, of course, I wouldn’t visit one and not the other, so here we go again! As I’ve mentioned before, I love roadtrips, but over the past several years, I had always been accompanied by at least one other adult. Those trips are easy–drive three or four hours, switch drivers and repeat the process until you get to your destination. Plenty of time to relax and recharge between your stints of drive time. But the trips this year have been just me and my dog, Laddie. He’s amazing but not much help in the driving department. So . . . its just me and the road. Lots of road. The fourteen hour trip to Dallas is pretty desolate the entire way, not much to look at along the way. At least heading west, the first five hours, I will get to experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Then there’s that 100 mile, exit free stretch in Utah (if you’ve ever driven I-70 you know what I mean) very beautiful in a desolate kind of way. But after that, there’s miles and miles of barren Utah, Nevada, and eastern California, before descending into the maze that is the City of Angels. The worst part will probably be the heat, 108 degree is predicted for the day I head through Las Vegas. I hoping to get through early in the morning 🙂 Anyway, I am looking forward to the trip and not only spending time with my daughter but also getting to help my little brother celebrate his 60th birthday. And there’s got to be some great photo ops along the way (there’s always the world’s largest thermometer, a must see in eastern California!) Stay tuned for pictures–California here I come!