Market was GREAT. Exhausting in many ways, but still a terrific experience. And it seems odd to realize that preparations for the next one will be starting before we know it.
It was tough to leave Salt Lake City. I suppose I could put in another snarky comment about their "street grid" but why bother. The motel did have easy access to our freeway, so off we went.
It's so much easier to take off on a long expanse of open road far from civilization when you have truckers like this guy who let you know how much he appreciates women...can't you just feel the love?
OK, now here's a question...just what the heck IS this thing? It's in the middle of freaking NOWHERE (well, I guess you can't call the salt flats "nowhere") and is painted up so pretty. Is it some kind of microwave tower? Is it some sort of space creature hatchery (note the opened egg-pods on the ground)? Is it painted all fancy merely to give drivers something to ponder as they pass? Because wow. It sure fascinated US.
So yeah. Utah was pretty awesome.
And then came Nevada. A necessary evil when California is your home. Which begs the question--all you folks who think California should drop off into the ocean? HAVE YOU PEOPLE BEEN TO NEVADA? I mean really! I'm sure Nevada has some wonderful qualities, but Pam and I seemed to have missed them.
But Nevada doesn't last forever...and then come all the signs that we're nearing HOME. "Home" represents not only Starbucks (but YUM!), but a husband, 3 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 guinea pigs and an unbelievable mound of laundry. But great to be back!