26 June 2008

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

We woke up this morning at Robert & Lorna's beautiful house in Cedar City, breakfasted with them and Lorna's sister & her partner, and then drove to Zion National Park. We bought an annual pass and spent about 60 minutes in the park (beautiful!) before hitting the road again to drive to Las Vegas. In Vegas, we met Sarah's old roommate John for lunch, and then, at around 1:30pm, we decided to try to kill some time so that we wouldn't be driving across the desert in the afternoon heat.

We drove the strip and then tried to find a movie theatre. We failed to find a theatre, but we did end up killing some time in a mall. At about 6pm, we hit the road. It was 106 in the shade in Las Vegas, and it did not cool down in the desert for another hour or so.

By the time we reached the LA area, the temperature had cooled to 66, and Sarah and I were both bleary-eyed. We mustered our energy (helped by caffeine and sugar, natch) and made it home, where we unloaded the car and have started the unpacking process.

After a long trek across the western half of the country, we are finally back. Sarah is completely here now, and we have enough time to get a good night's sleep before our condo appointments tomorrow!

Photos to follow...

2 comments:

Erik said...

Yay! So glad you made it home safely!

sarah said...

glad you're home safe! and didn't have any problems crossing the desert! i was always afraid to take that route! hope things go well with the condo shopping and sarah gets settled in to life on the west coast!