|August was excited to see these "hippopotamuses"|
and told us that you shouldn't feed them after midnight
|Captain August says "Arrrrg"|
Mile 787, 8:45am: Missed the "Welcome to Missouri" sign-stupid campera
9:55: Irish has set a goal for herself to learn all the words to Bust a Move. Dare to dream.
10:55am: Visited the world's slowest McDonalds (slower than the one at Sunae) and switched drivers
Mile 1000: we're 33 miles East of Kansas City
11:15: After reading a billboard advising women about the signs of ovarian cancer (stiffness, stomach pain, need to urinate), Jim determines that he has ovarian cancer
Mile 1020, 1:03pm: Switch drivers.
Mile 1059, 1:40: Grace says "Why can't we fly to Denver? Why can't dad just drive back again and we fly?"
Mile 1074, 1:53pm: The first sign for Denver! 560 miles away
Mile 1118, 2:47pm: Kansas goes on FOREVER
Mile 1204, 3:59pm: So tired. So bored.
Mile 1289, 4:59pm: start playing "The Kansas Game" (a trivia game that I made up)
5:19pm: Move on from "The Kansas Game". Ruby didn't lose well. I'm bored and hungry.
Mile 1362, 5:53pm: August keeps asking over and over if we're there yet. I think he's hoping we'll give up eventually and say yes.
5:55pm: Even NPR is boring in Kansas
|Are we there yet?|
|Seriously, are we there yet?|
Mile 1378, 6:05pm: Stop in Oakly, KS for dinner, gas, switch drivers.
6:35: driving again. It all looks the same!
(*to prove a point, we took pictures driving in Kansas throughout the day. These pictures were taken hours apart.)
Mile 1450, 7:30pm: COLORADO! Goodbye Kansas, you won't be missed.
Mile 1500, 7:05 (new time zone): exactly 2 fm radio stations come in-barely.
Mile 1580, 8:10pm: Mountains! Sunset.
Mile 1617, 8:35pm: We're in Denver!
Mile 1637, 8:55pm: HOME