Friday, January 20, 2012

The big thaw has begun

Took these pics of the pond here, I'm sure it will look completely different after the thaw.

In other news my dog is still nuts....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pet photos

Gracie and Sassy trying out the new bed

Gracie helping me unpack

Kitty hide away in the closet
Found this in IKEA, couldn't resist

My new place







view from my front door

view from my front door

This is what they are losing their minds over, not that bad but it is record snow fall here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 4

The last day of driving. Spent the morning crossing more mountains. Service engine soon light came on while going up the steepest mountain. Hoping it is just a sensor. Not much to look at until I reached The Dalles, OR, then it started to look like the Oregon I had pictured in my head. Finally made it into Washington state about 1:30 pm. Stopped off at a rest area and Gracie got her first smell of Washington.
Made it to the motel at 4:00 pm. Can't believe we are finally here. I am so sick of driving.

Gracie thinks the people in the room upstairs are those pain in the ass raccoons back again, she spent alot of time staring at the ceiling.

Raccoon duty is exhausting.

Good thing she isn't spoiled or anything.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 3

Left Rock Springs at 6:40am, spent the next 3 hours trying to get out of Wyoming. It was very similar to Ice Road Truckers but with a GMC Safari. The roads got alot better as soon as we got to Utah and by the time we got to Idaho all I had to contend with was that crazy wind. Made it to Ontario, Oregon for the night. I have 500 plus miles to go, I've gone 2166 so far. Very tired, I am really sick of driving, but only one more day to go. Time to crawl into bed with my crazy dog.
Ogden, UT

Idaho Rest Stop

Canyon Rim Trail, Twin Falls, Idaho

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day Two

Got a later start today, had to recover from yesterday. Left Lincoln at 7:30am, left Nebraska at 2:30pm. What can I say about Nebraska, it is 400 miles wide, there are alot of cows and fields, the best thing about Nebraska is that the speed limit is 75 miles an hour. I thought I was never going to get out of that state. 5 more states to go. Made it most of the way across Wyoming, staying tonight at Rock Springs, Wyoming. We are now in the mountain time zone.
All that sleeping in the van, wore Gracie plum out.

Day One

Well after catching and re-catching the felines, the Maggie Mobile made it out of the driveway at 6:27am on Thursday January 5th, 2012. At 6:37am we had to stop in a parking lot at Easton. There is now a large pile of dog food in a parking lot at Easton. Made it all the way to Lincoln, NE, 4 states down 6 more to go. It was one very long day. 
The result of the re-catching of the felines, didn't take a picture of the six other scratches, not a pretty sight, the scratches or their location.

The Maggie Mobile

My trusty sidekick

About fucking time