I've been back from my Denver Road Trip for a week and I'm just coming up for air. Why is it when you take three days off work you end up working an additional five?
The trip felt GREAT! Sheldon and I had such a good time. First, we didn't get through our entire Topic List, even though we had five (5) full hours together. I'm not kidding when I say my throat was sore at the end of day one...but I persevered and came back strong day two.
We took 1.5 days to drive to and from Denver (from Minneapolis). It is a total of 891 miles, estimated at 12.5 hours, and we didn't have a need to push through in one day. We made North Platte, Nebraska our overnight stop both ways. So many friends have mentioned North Platte for similar road trips that I couldn't resist. We stayed at Husker Inn, due to the high reviews and cheap rate ($44.99/night), and it was perfect. Nothing special, but it did the job and included free cold breakfast and fabulous service. Pro-tip: They don't have a website so call ahead to book a room instead of going through Booking.com (I hate booking.com). We had breakfast at Penny's diner, where the waitress scared me she was so coarse, but it was a fun experience in a renovated rail car.
|Gas Station stop with Mr. Cowboy|
|Old School Check In|
|Nephew Josh and I|
|A Dating Profile Keeper|
|Red Rock Amphitheater|
|Not Sure if Dating Profile Worthy - But Cute|
- Days: Five (5)
- Countries: One (1)
- States: Four (4)
- Miles: 2,142
- Views on blog: 160,392...from 71,161 in December 2019 (What?!!)
- Hours of Talking: Ninety-five (95)
- Total expenses: $1,071,55 (tracking via Cost Split app...LOVE that thing!)
- Cost of Lodging: $242.11
- Cost of gas (estimated at $2.25/gallon - cheap): $174.54