Wednesday, May 7, 2008

That's South Dakota. A LOT of brown rolling hills. Although we did love the Black Hills National Forest, the rest of the state is nothing like it.

This is Minnesota. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you get to see some trees or something. Iowa was a lot of farm and flat.

There's Illinois. More farms, flat, and rain. But a little more green

When Nate gets to choose where we eat, we go somewhere like this: It has a statue out front and is called Big Boy. Classy place, Good food and service.

This is Indianapolis. Nate loved it because he saw the Colts stadium from the freeway and thought that was way cool. I liked it, too. It looked exciting.

Here is Columbus, Ohio. We liked Ohio because the freeway was lined with trees.

Day 3 - nothing real awesome. We left Cedar Rapids IA this morning and are now in Zanesville OH. The really good thing about today was that we went through several states, so there was a lot to look forward to; it seemed to go by quicker than south dakota, minnesota, and iowa. the weather was still crummy, but oh well, what do you do. Ooh! We did cross the Mississippi River and that was really exciting! It was huge! Not what I know to be river; that was like a lake. We got excited when we got to Indianapolis and Colombus because they were the first big cities we've seen this whole trip. It was weird to be in such congested traffic though, because we have gotten used to being one of the only cars on the road. Tomorrow we will arrive at Nate's sister Sara's house in Warrenton VA and we expect to get there by the afternoon. Thank goodness! We are really starting to get bored with driving. Today in Indiana, we came up with a game where every time you saw a bird fly in front of the car you had to pretend like you were shooting it, and whoever shot the most birds won. Oh, the entertainment you can create...

Thank goodness for my best friend Marilyn. She came to Logan a few times before we moved to help me pack and stuff, and on the last day, she gave me an entire grocery sack full of presents (20 to be exact) to keep me entertained for the drive. I open one every couple of hours and it has been so fabulous! So far, our favorite was a whistle that makes a loud horn noise and I blow it every time we get to a new state. Nate really likes it. :) Thanks Mare!!! you're the BEST!


Mare and Rob said...

Hooray!!!! Welcome to the addicting life of blogging. You have no clue how happy I am that you have one now. Cool pics by the way. It looked like you two had way too much fun together:) And that picture of me...??? Fetch Mare! Fetch!

hilary said...

sara!! i found you through marilyn! i want to be your blogging friend, friend! so you guys just moved to virginia?! looked like quite the adventure, and i thought our big move to arizona took a long time! we'll have to keep in touch!

Zack and Callie said...

You guys are so funny! Of course you blow the whistle at every new state! (I hope you haven't missed any of the state signs!) I also really want to go to Wall Drug now. Maybe someday... Anyway, hope you guys are doing well!

Steph and Brady said...

Hey Sara its Steph Hess (Mitton).I just found your blog and wanted to say hello. I can't believe that you are going to be living in Virginia! That will be so fun! Anyways, glad to see you are doing well! Keep in touch!

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