Sunday, Feb 16, 2003
journey began right after Ryan's San Mateo basketball CYS 38, the other team
15. After the game we rushed to San Jose airport to catch our 2:00
flight, Togos® sandwiches stuffed in our packs. Turkey, extra
mayo, lettuce and American cheese for the smiley one.
San Jose to Chicago, Chicago to Indianapolis. Despite the President's
Day blizzard on the East Coast, we made it on time, arriving around 11
pm. Carl showed us how the Durango, when driven carelessly, can fish
tail, spin and go sideways in a snow covered parking lot.
Monday, Feb 17
Plans called for truck loading Monday morning followed by noon departure.
But Carl wasn't packed, and the truck didn't come.
And even then we never could have loaded all that stuff in the morning, plus
clean the apartment, pack the Durango, plus stop at Blockbuster to return a
So instead we had a greasy breakfast, and went to the grocery store to buy
powerbars. I got a haircut. When the truck finally did show up
we spent 5 hours of truck
loading and packing, in the dark, 19° F. Brrr.
Slept in the apartment in sleeping bags. Not
too bad, but our odometer was reading zero after day 1. 2392 miles
Tuesday, Feb 18
Packed Durango, dropped off fish tank, Motor speedway, St. Louis Gateway
Arch. Dinner Ryan's Kansas City. Visited Kansas, Iowa, spent
night in Lincoln. In the hotel lobby Ryan met the man from New
York. Click here for the story.
Wednesday, Feb 19
Drove thru Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, to Salt Lake City, UT.
Lunch in Cheyenne WY? Got to go food and ate in room. Pictures of dinner in hotel across street.
Thursday, Feb 20
Ryan met the same New York man again in our hotel lobby. Stopped at the lake, drove across the salt flats to Reno.
Had lunch in Winnemucca. For dinner at Reno, all you can eat
Sushi. Photo behind sushi bar. Spent the night in Reno,
arrived in time to go for a swim at the indoor pool.
Friday, Feb 21
Ryan and Carl woke up and went to video arcade while Dave played
blackjack. Had breakfast and played Keno
with our pancakes. Drove to Grandma and Grandpa's in Benicia for a
late lunch. Then, later that night, around 6, Carl dropped us back home in
San Jose. 6 days, 2400 miles.