Friday was a long day, and I was amazed at how good I felt while driving. I did not want to stop, and, like any good runner, I kept equating it to a marathon. No stopping to walk or play (though fuel and bathroom breaks were acceptable) and I did not hit a wall until 11 pm after taking off at 6:45 am. There were a few low points (Indiana and Illinois are so flat and boring!) and some high points (good podcasts, snacks, etc). I knew I could keep going if I absolutely had to and make it to Boulder by 3 am, but I also knew it was not worth it to kill myself. I started to look for a dog-friendly motel near Hays at about 11. Thank you Motel 6.
My drive today felt like nothing and I was out of Kansas before I knew it. I felt so welcomed to Colorado!
It is still three hours from the Kansas border to Boulder, but the time seemed to fly by. As I said, I made it to Boulder by noon which gave me plenty of time to relax, unpack, eat, take a little nap, go for a run around my favorite loop, etc. We did some errands tonight and are getting ready to leave again tomorrow for northern CA. We will probably camp somewhere in Nevada, though, to break the trip up. It will be so nice to not have to drive and to have company! Poor Lemon was such a good sport on the first leg of the trip. She does not love car rides and she had to put up with me talking and singing to her a lot.
What do you like to do to break up the time on car trips? What is the longest or furthest you have driven in a day?