In spite of it being a nearly ten-hour trip (from about 9:30 to almost 7:30), with the four siblings meaning the most banter to talk about...I actually don't have that much to talk about. We took the route we traditionally took down as kids, 97, all the way up (including past the park on the Washington side which we used to make a dam in the river at), but ultimately, veered onto I-90 rather than going onto Highway 2. (This, because of a decision to not let the sun get in our eyes.)
We did have to stop twice for gas, plus one more stop for lunch, at Dairy Queen, which my brother was a bit bitter about because he picked up the bill, which there was an unpleasant surprise on: at other fast food restaurants, if you order a meal and then replace the drink with a special drink, you get the cost of the meal, and then only the extra cost of that drink. At Dairy Queen, you pay the full price of the meal, PLUS the full price of the new drink...meaning, as he bitterly put it, "pay $3 for small fries".
Other than that, the only thing I really can think of to comment on is that we encountered the remnants of a fire on our way up. As in, still smoking, on the side of the road, fire trucks there, with a sign saying, "Fire on side of road, use caution" or something to that effect, fire. It was freshly put out, and I do mean, FRESHLY put out. Was a bit neat.
Since we drove in the AC car, I actually ended up getting cold, too, in spite of being on the eastern side of the states for the majority of the trip.
Anyway, it's about time that I got my blog back up and running, so getting ready to post.
Uh, before you go, though, a note: timestamps SHOULD have meant that the entry I posted for August 13th made after I arrived would show up on the blog after the "ambiguous entry" entry.
It did not.
So, if you were up to date on the blog, go back to the blog post BEFORE that. I apologize for the slight anachronism, but there's nothing I can do to fix it. The "August 13th" entry comes after the "ambiguously dated" entry. That, you could figure out by context probably, but it needs to be officially said anyway.