captain’s log: road trip across the usa, day 2

I wish I could tell you we did a lot today, but I am so tired. We drove for 10 hours!

This morning when we woke up in Flagstaff it was 10 degrees outside. We grabbed some Dunkin Donuts coffee and headed for the Four Corners Monument, where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado meet. From Flagstaff, it was about a three and a half hour drive.

We considered heading south to Sedona (Thanks Whitney!), but given the many hours we would be on the road to get to my friend’s house in Woodland Park, Colorado for dinner it wasn’t possible (this time). It is one of the many casualties of spontaneous road trips – lack of planning and time.

So we hopped in our frozen car and drove north through Navajo Nation. We stopped in Tuba City by luck and were so excited! If you are a fan of running films, you’ll know that the Tuba City High School cross country team is very good. A documentary called Racing the Rez was recently made of two rival high school teams in Navajo Nation. It was so serendipitous! What was even better is that as we were driving into town, we saw some high school aged girls running together. How cool!

We soon left Arizona and entered Colorado. We drove through the most scenic mountain snow and arrived at my friend Robyn’s house late tonight where she made us hot tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. We stayed up for a little bit catching up (Robyn and I attended grad school together) and talking about her new baby and what Choy and I should do in Colorado tomorrow.

We don’t have that much time, but I think we have a plan. Tomorrow’s destination is Kansas City, Missouri where we will eat Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ because Whitney recommended it. Hopefully, my friend Lina and I can meet up in St. Louis before Choy and I head back to Indianapolis.

Read about Day 1 here.

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