I’m losing track of time. 😂 I think I’m on days 16…17?
I’m so ready to be home now! Two more days of driving. The last day will be a short one though.
I arrived at my aunt’s house and she had made a nice chicken pasta salad, which we sat and ate while we caught up. I watched a little TV with Ruthie but I was ready to crash by like 9:00. I went up to bed and was asleep before 10, and didn’t wake up until 8!
The next day we all just rested. Jacob came over and pretty soon everyone look a nap.
There’s a cousin under that blanket!
I love their dogs! They’re so sweet, if a little rambunctious. Although I found that they would calm down a lot faster if I turned my back to them if they tried to jump on me. 😁
I mostly took pictures of the dogs, which I will post at the end. I forgot to take a picture with my aunt! But here is a cute one with Ruth and Jax. Lol Jax is such a little weirdo 😂
He loves to be held like a baby.
He also came up to me and stared at me a lot. Expectantly. 😂
Jade is the girl; she’s really sweet. Also silly.
After everyone woke up, we opened my bottle of birthday wine (thanks Lici!) and played Apples to Apples and Pickles? Karmen grilled some steaks to go with the wine and we just had a really fun evening.
My adorkable cousin 💗
The next day everyone left before I did and I found that Ruthie had left me some notes to remind me of what i needed to do. She’s so stinking cute.
Then I drove to Utah! I saw some absolutely gorgeous scenery. I wish I had a camera attached to my car or something because it was so breathtaking. I did stop, however, for the Devil’s Slide. I had never heard of it, and it took my breath away!
Apparently they are two limestone strata that were turned on their side over time, and the surrounding materials eroded more quickly. Amazing.
A couple other shots from the same spot:
Also, side note about Nebraska: this is a bad sign 😂
I also saw this meditation center in the middle of nowhere. There was a gas station with nothing around it for miles, but they had their own mediation center. I could tell the station was run by a Sikh family, and most of the people who stopped there seemed to be Indian. I was fascinated.
Oh, and this sign is in my hotel. 👀
Now, enjoy some cute dogs playing!