Over The Hills and Through The WoodsShareThis
The multi-week period of bloglect has ended. I’m settled.
After a week of running around at the Hockey Greats Camp, Bri and I said our farewells and embarked on our three day journey from Kelowna, BC to Phoenix, AZ. And here I am. Home. (Read: my mom’s place. We’re still house shopping).
We left Saturday morning and loaded up the car with the snacks of champions. Behind the ziplock of fruit my mom forced upon us, we had Pringles, Doritos, seasoned Spitz, ranch Corn Nuts, vanilla wafers, peanut butter M&M’s, Smarties (the Canadian kind), Twizzlers, and a box of Nestea.
We bought the audiobooks “Running With Scissors” and “Choke”, charged up our iPods and headed south. I’m glad the novelty of road trips lasts for awhile, because the first day was about as thrilling as watching C-SPAN.
Over the hills and through the woods to Ontario, Oregon we went, finding a nice little Holiday Inn for $89.99. Having treked about 11 hours, we evaluated our next days drive.
“You know, if we drive that long again, we could make Vegas tomorrow night”, said a voice inside my head, then one outside.
So sure enough, with a little effort and that same $89.99, Bri and I paid the same amount we did in Oregon to stay in a king bed at the MGM Grand. Thats one of the beauties of Vegas. Hotels are a bargoon.
We hit the New York, New York roller coaster, front seat at night, high above Vegas. We bought two “Yard O’ Marg’s”, only to find out they’re so paralyzingly sweet and devoid of alcohol that it wasn’t worth the fun of holding it. We won a combined $38.00 on the nickel slot “Texas Tea”. It was awesome.
The next morning, we woke a mere 5.5 hours from Phoenix, which gave us ample time to be tourists at the Hoover Dam. For those of you who haven’t been, it’s a dam. And ho-ly shit is it one amazing feat of human accomplishment.
You know those moments when you’re like, “yeah, there’s definitely people smarter than me”? You know, like when you watch a plane cruising overhead, or you look at the motherboard of a computer? This is one of those. Definite wow-factor.
The drive was a blast, but I’m happy to be settled. I’m happy to blog. I’m happy to write my next articles for other news outlets, and just generally organize my life.
Bri and I are just starting to figure out this “real world” thing, which involves, of course, heading out right now to buy this years NHL package.
I’ve sent texts to Higgins, Komisarek, Goligoski, Tambellini and others to let them know I’m gonna be all over ‘em for quotes and thoughts this upcoming season.
So here we go. Life in Phoenix begins…
Post blog addition: Here’s the story of our three day drive, in pictures:
There ya go – A blog in pictures of a three day drive!