Route 2 - Day 14 - Tuesday, July 06, 2004

 Today's Narrative 

Last night, for the first time on this trip, I had trouble sleeping. Don't know why, perhaps anticipation of heading for home? It seemed like I woke up every fifteen minutes. Actually, I woke up about four or five times. Finally, at 5:30am, I got frustrated and just got up. This accounts for the early start time today. See below.

Since I didn't sleep well last night I stopped today at 11am and 3pm and caught a 30 minute nap. For once the Navigator didn't bitch - he was already napping.

Getting an early start wasn't all bad. I was able to hear the "breaking news" that John Kerry has chosen John Edwards to be his running mate. He-he.

Today was all interstate driving. We'll be on interstates now until we get home. Or until I see something interesting and decide to take a side trip. We'll see. I'm already steeling myself for the Navigator's bitching if I change the route ;)

Tonight we are camped in the WMT parking lot in Jerome, ID, which is a few miles from Twin Falls, ID. There are fourteen various types of RVs here tonight. A real crowd. I was lucky to find a space. This looks like a RV dealership!

Today we traveled from Preston, WA to Jerome, ID.

 Today's Pictures 
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As I remember (that's a joke!) I've never visited Oregon before. I'm not impressed. Like NJ, they don't trust you to pump your own gas. A sign you'll never see in beautiful Aiken, SC. Welcome to Idaho, again.

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 6am
Ending time: 7:30pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 13.5
Begining odometer: 105917
Ending odometer: 106604
Net miles today: 687
Average MPH: 50.8
Total trip mileage: 4552

Gasoline: $43 - $2.099/gallon in Stanfield, OR
Food, ice, etc.: $12
Lodging: $0
Other: $0

 Thought For The Day 

Every time I walk into a singles bar I can hear Mom's wise words, "Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been!"
 Joke Of The Day 

Here's the REAL difference between men and women. WARNING: explicitly graphic!
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