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From the road [May. 22nd, 2016|10:12 am]
We are coping fairly well. Christine’s had struggles on mornings, particularly Friday and yesterday. This morning she caught herself, and it’s been smooth.

The cats have been taking much attention. We were in heavy traffic after picking them up from The Cats’ Inn, and i wrangled them while Christine coped with traffic. All the cats seemed fascinated with the riverside footwell. Why not the passenger footwell? No, that’s BORING. 

At night, Luigi and Greycie Loo love to burrow under the covers. It’s something they would do on occasion, but now in the motel rooms it seems an obsession.

Yesterday we gave Edward and Luigi a slight dose of a sedative. It certainly seemed to help the morning out. Today only Edward gets the sedative: we’ll see if Luigi is as mellow as he was most of the drive. I think Edward needs the sedative more for the motel rooms than the truck, but we’ll see.

Donner Pass was beautiful: started seeing drifts of snow at 4000 ft, i think, then by the summit at 7,057 ft there were several inches of snow. It began to graupel for a bit (i assume if “rain”, “snow”, “sleet”, and “hail” can be verbs, so can “graupel”), and as we descended there was also some nice flaky snow. 

The Emigrant Pass in Nevada, at  6,125 feet fascinated me. These are the Emigrant Hills: what hills! Infant much of Nevada was fascinating. I saw some wildflowers: no massive displays but lovely. Oh, to ramble for a while! But we weren’t in a rambling mood, so we kept going. 

We’ve crossed Nevada and twilight was deepening into dusk as we cleared a rise and began a descent to a neon and twinkling town. West Wendover, Nevada is home for  a bunch of casinos. Wendover, Utah is home to budget motels. It’s a fascinating contrast. Bonneville flats race vehicle photos are in the hotel lobby (signed, presumably by drivers who stayed here) and in the casino’s convention center area. We’ll cross the white plain and on to Salt Lake, then drop south to avoid rain and snow. 

Hope to be in a lovely Rocky Mountain motel tonight!

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note5.


From: bardcat
2016-05-22 05:19 pm (UTC)
What a lovely road trip.
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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2016-05-22 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yay, safe travels!

I got really lost going to the camping spot and ended up crossing over a little crumbling one lane stone bridge. That's about as close to adventure as I got this weekend...no snow ;).
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2016-05-22 06:48 pm (UTC)
snow! safe and comfortable travels.
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[User Picture]From: songquake
2016-05-22 08:40 pm (UTC)
The.typo in the second paragraph had me commiserating with the cats: OF COURSE a riverside footwell would be more interesting!

Glad they (and you and Christine) are surviving the travel okay so far. And I'm glad that you are able to enjoy the different vistas. May everything go simply and smoothly as you continue your journey. (It's a bit like backwards pioneering, isn't it?)
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-05-23 05:01 am (UTC)
I had somehow forgotten you were coming through, or I would have offered to let you stay here. I hope your travels go quickly!
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2016-05-23 11:52 am (UTC)
Bon voyage!
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[User Picture]From: westwardho
2016-05-26 03:32 am (UTC)
Lordy. Three cats. Safe travels! Good luck!
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