Route 2 - Day 16 - Thursday, July 08, 2004

 Today's Narrative 

Fast day. Speed limit in Colorado is 75. Talked to some truckers on the CB that were really rolling. So, I rolled along with them, 80-90 MPH.

I stopped to buy gas and lost the truckers. When we got back on the interstate, I set the cruise for 79, 4 MPH over. A green GMC Jimmy from Michigan passed me like I was standing still. I reckon he was doing 90 MPH at least. He had a bright yellow lightening symbol on his back window. Very distinctive. A mile or so later the radar detector went off and I slowed down to 75. Then I saw a Colorado State Trooper had somebody pulled over. It was the GMC Jimmy. I went on, thinking, better him than me :)

I crossed the state line into Kansas where the speed limit is 70. So I set the cruise for 74. In a few miles, the Jimmy passed me again like I was standing still. This guy was in a big rush. And a few miles later the radar detector went off again. Now, you know the rest of the story, right? Perhaps the guy was trying to see how many speeding tickets he could get from different states in one day? Anyway, in a little while he zoomed past me again. Maybe his luck changed, because I didn't see him again.

Not much on the pix today. Stopped just long enough to get the state line pix below.

Today we traveled from Laramie, WY to Salina, KS.

 Today's Pictures 
Click on a pix for a larger view

Gee, you'd think with all that fancy stone work they'd have a fancier sign. Welcome to Kansas, with a grain elevator in the background. How ironic :)

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 7:00am
Ending time: 4pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 9.0
Begining odometer: 107218
Ending odometer: 107838
Net miles today: 620
Average MPH: 68 WOW!)
Total trip mileage: 5786

Gasoline: $50 - $1.849/gallon in Cheynne, WY
and $45 - $1.949/gallon in Ellsworth, KS
Food, ice, etc.: $10
Lodging: $43
Other: $0

 Thought For The Day 

Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed in a federal building?
 Joke Of The Day 

Marty wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. Marty looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotless, clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table. "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping. Love you." <>P He goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Marty asks, "Son, what happened last night?"

His son says, "Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and delirious. Broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door."

Confused, Marty asks, "So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"

His son replies, "Oh that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom. And when she tried to take your pants off, you said, 'Lady, leave me alone, I'm married!'"

A self-induced hangover - $100.00
Broken furniture - $200.00
Breakfast - $10.00
Saying the right thing - Priceless

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