05:11:04 pm on March 13, 2009 | # |
I made it to Rapid City. The drive was nice enough, but everything had a very washed out feel to it. Perhaps it was the snow coverage, or the lack of color compared to the other drives from this trip. After you drive through the American southwest and the Pacific Coast Highway, the beige of Wyoming has little appeal. I always thought there was a color shift when you crossed the border into Wyoming, now I am sure of it.
When I saw the Rocky Mountains shrinking in the rear view mirror, all I could think was that to the right was home, just a few hundred miles away. It wasn’t hard to stay the course, since I had a hockey game compelling me east, but it made for a sad moment. I wouldn’t trade going on this trip, and I am not ready for it to end, but I sure miss Denver.