Wednesday, March 1
Littleton, MA to Albany, NY
173 miles, 2 1/2 hours
Thursday, March 2
Albany, NY to Plainfield, IN
809 miles, 13 hours
We headed out about 8:30 am to try to get ahead of the storms that were plaguing the States. The weather was not looking at all friendly. We didn't have too much trouble, we ran into some sleet and freezing rain as we were nearing the 1000 Islands region. Fortunately, this we turned south and made excellent time until about 5 pm and ran head on into the storm front. It was raining so hard you couldn't see the front of the car. We pushed on and finally stopped around 9 pm in Plainfield, IN. I wasn't sure how far we would get each day so we didn't have reservations and stayed at a hotel that was a bit interesting (needless to say they would accept pets).
Friday, March 3
Plainfield, IN to Superior, CO (destination)
1102 miles, 17 hours
Due to the interesting nature of our hotel, we had decided to head out as soon as we got up. I am naturally an earlier riser and we were packed up and out of there by 6:30 am. After about an hour and half of driving we changed to Central Time and got an hour back. The car updates automatically, I was pretty impressed. We've been using the car navigation system for the duration of our trip and once we hit 70W around Columbus, OH the voice kept telling us to continue to follow the road for over 100 miles, the better part of 1400 to be exact.
And boy is Kansas a big State with miles of nothing but tumbleweeds. We had a great sunny day for driving with the exception of the wind. The wind was unreal the whole day, we stopped for gas somewhere in Kansas and couldn't open the car doors until the gusts past. We both had sore hands and shoulders from wrestling the car all day.
I did manage to get a bit of knitting done on the trip, but most of the time that I wasn't driving I had this furry growth on my lap. Panda did very well and with each day she settled quicker when we started out. I think by Day 3 she along with us was tired of being cooped up in the car.
We thought about stopping for the night, but there really wasn't anywhere and we all wanted to get here so decided to push on. We crossed the Colorado border well after dark but DH did pull into the visitor center so I could snap the shot to the left. He is warming to the blogging. We arrived safely and in record time on Friday evening about 9:30.
Totals----3 days, 2084 miles