Left Rochester at about 5 PM yesterday, and we set off straight to Oklahoma City. Notable stops on the way: Cleveland, Indianapolis (vvvvvreewwwwww! *racecars*), St. Louis, Joplin. We hit a Denny’s in Eureka, Missouri at like 6 AM, but mostly we drove. I had the longest single shift, at 5.5 hours, from a little past Cleveland to Indianapolis. Driving at night was pretty awesome, there were plenty of times where we were the only car in sight on the road. So far, the weather has been pretty stable, it’s a little chilly, much like when we left Rochester. After my shift I basically passed out in the back, waking up in Oklahoma. The transformation was pretty striking, going from dark flat fields, to low hilly scrubland. I saw my first oil wells too, just after waking up. They’re not anything spectacular, but they’re sure to help with gas costs. Speaking of which! Gas out here is like $1.75 per gallon! It’s just been getting lower and lower along the way. However, other prices have been a little odd; I paid like two bucks for a thing of mints that would have cost half that in New York.
No pictures to link to yet, but they have been taken. So far the experience is pretty cool. Lots of driving, achey legs, just now getting to sleep ($55 room at Days Inn Midwest in Oklahoma City). Hopefully we’re gonna go see the new Bond flick tonight, then we’ll get some food, come back and hang out, crash, and hit the road again tomorrow. Next stop is Flagstaff, I believe, and then Sunday we should be in San Diego.
Also, climbing tomorrow probably, and it *might* be in this little place called the GRAND FUCKIN CANYON.