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Written on: Sunday August 5th, 2007

A journal entry from: Colorado

So this is Daniel posting now.  I think Julie did a wonderful job of blogging the trip, considering how many different things we did and how little time we actually had to focus on this stuff.

After Fort Collins we ended up heading north to Cheyenne, WY and then eastward across Nebraska.  I vote: "NebrASSka" because of how disgusting the state smells.  Cow turds interlaced with rendering plants the whole way.  Gross.

We spent the night in Syracuse, NE in a Sleep Inn... the only time we spent an unplanned night in a hotel instead of camping (Durango was planned, more or less).  8 hours after no sleep was just too much for me, I couldn't make it to the Ozarks before dark anyways, so we decided to drop off and get a good night's rest.  

That turned out to be fortunate, because we had a 12 hour drive ahead of us to Nashville the following day.  St. Louis was about the only highlight of that drive, and it was terribly hazy from pollution, so we really didn't get any very good shots of the arch or anything.  We just drove on through and kept rolling.  Iowa and Kentucky had nothing to speak of of interest that we passed (not to mention we just wanted to get to Nashville at this point).  

Nashville was great, as usual.  We had a great evening with good friends and left early in the morning to get back to Atlanta because we had made some arrangements with friends for afternoon/evening activities.  Of course, that means complications always arise and again we hit a traffic jam for about a half hour delay.   However, we returned home shortly thereafter and promptly hit the "tour circuit" hanging out with friends.  It ended up being a long day.


So, overall it was a fantastic trip that I'd do again in a heartbeat.  In fact I'm already making plans to return to Colorado soon.  

Thank to our footstops fans and friends and also to everyone keeping track of us on findu and pinging us when they didn't see updates.  We really appreciate you all and hopefully we can share our experiences with each of you personally.

I wish all of you happy travels in your futures as well!