In CategoryAdventure, Navel Gazing

Saturday we drove from Boulder to Rock Springs, Wyoming. It’s about 350 miles and it took us 8 hours.

Now I know you might be thinking That’s Some Sissy Driving You Did There – What Are You, A Bunch Of Weenies? (or if you’re Kristy, you not only thought it, you texted it to me directly.)


Bear in mind that I have two little kids and they are insufferable in the car. Big kept saying “I just need to move my body!” Poor babies, only Indy drivers are strapped in tighter than kids in carseats. Plus also think how much progress can be made when kids who didn’t have to pee in the nice, clean Starbucks 5 miles ago are suddenly verging on an accident when the only option is the side of the road. Not to mention that they both had been….irregular, shall we say, since we left home 2 weeks ago and Concerned Mom gave them some PediaLax tablets on Friday. Which both happily and unhappily kicked in on Saturday. Of course it would make it too easy if they coordinated those efforts, so we had to stop multiple times for THAT, too.

It’s a post about poop, people. Deal with it.

And that doesn’t even count all the stops to get snacks to shove in their pie-holes so they would be quiet for half a second.

PLUS it was windy and snowy and blowing snow and very scary for a good portion of Wyoming.

We also saw TONS of antelope. Very cute, the antelope.


That was day one.



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8 Responses to “Wyoming”

  1. Kristy Says:

    I believe I called you a wuss, not a weenie…I can’t verify though since I have this compulsive need to delete my text conversations as soon as they are over. It’s the OCD in me that can’t stand clutter.

    Anywho….it sounds like a fabulous time. Poopy, whiny, squirmy kids on harrowning mountain passage-ways is an awesome way to travel. Enjoy!
    Kristy´s last blog post ..Vikings vs. Raiders

  2. sarab Says:

    Sigh. I love love love Wyoming (Why do I love desolate places?? Am I seceretly anti-social?) but it can get very snowy and scary. Two of our cross country moves have been in late December and both have neccessitated a trip through South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Not fun! Driving 15 mph through blizzard conditions with a screaming two-year-old on his 12th hour in the car while 37 weeks pregnant is one of the less fond memories I have of our 2nd move.

  3. Connie Weiss Says:

    Oh yes. We had one eventful pooping trip through that part of the country once. My husband picked a spot for our son’s first nature poo that included a dead rabbit. And the wind was blowing 90 miles an hour.

    It has scarred my son for life!

    P.S. I got your package yesterday. THANK YOU!
    Connie Weiss´s last blog post ..How to Win Christmas

  4. Tressa Says:

    Oh, the blowing snow is so scary. I am glad that you are safe. I bet your kids are going to become professional travelers as time goes on.

  5. Melanie Says:

    Pooping in a blizzard in BFE Wyoming – what an adventure! I’m so jealous!
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  6. tracey Says:

    Sounds like a DREAM!!

    Also, did you just say that your kids hate the car? This is the same family that is planning on traveling indefinitely, yes? I am… confused.
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  7. Applie Says:

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  8. Eddie Says:

    Sounds AWESOME. Really!

    (I’m still jealous.)
    Eddie´s last blog post ..A very muddy walk, and "Coping With the Cold"