Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Warning: Cliches Ahead!
So. Our first day on the road. It was Amazing. We drove through the Cascade Mountains and I have to say, all the cliches about the grandeur and majesty of that mountain range are completely true. And this is coming from someone who's lived for eight years in Appalachia, so I'm no stranger to major mountain ranges of the US. But still. These mountains are in a class all they're own. I have tons of pictures from the passenger side window, but will have to wait to upload them in the morning, since my stupid laptop is sloooooow and I need to go to bed RIGHT NOW.
In other news, we tried to name the van today. I think any vehicle that drives from Seattle to Virginia needs to be named. It's a well-earned badge of honor. Like, the purple heart of vehicular commendations. But. Although her sensible husband named his truck, Chuck (because, you know, Chuck the Truck, what else could you call it??), Susi insists on calling the van "The Silver Surfer". I was all, "But it's a mini-van", and she was all, "But it's silver and cool and all sleek and stuff...", and I said "But it's a Mini Van!", and she said "But it's MY mini van", and really, what can you say to that?
But I must maintain some journalistic integrity here on this blog, I will refer to the vehicle as (air quotes) The Silver Surfer (air quotes).
So now you're all up to date. See yous guys in the morning!