During our past two road trips, we had a solid idea of where we wanted to end up - first Florida, and then California. On this trip, we're playing it much more loosely and are just sort of ambling from state to state.
(Side note: I'm seriously delighted by this, but I'm also a person who drifted in and out of the state of Indiana three times in one day about four years ago. By dinnertime, I didn't even know what time zone I was in anymore - and didn't really care, as long as it was, in fact, dinnertime.)
As a result, we've been drifting eastward/southerly from Oregon these past few weeks; first to Nevada, then to Colorado. We couldn't go to Nevada without going to Vegas, but since much of Vegas is restricted to our fearless travelers, we did what any underage Vegas tourists would do and visited both the Guinness World of Records Museum - now sadly closed - and M&M World.
(Side note #2: How could we visit a museum that is no longer open? Well, that's the magic of a pretend road-trip. In real life, one sits in a hot desert parking lot wiping tears from one's eyes because one did not do one's research. On a pretend road trip, one marvels at the world's largest corn dog.)
Our next stop was Denver, Colorado, where we visited the United States mint there and learned all about how money is made. Literally. We even got to design our own! Some denominations included an $800 bill, a $2,000 bill, and the ever-elusive million dollar bill. (Talk about not wanting that one to go through the wash!)
Next week we head even further south and into Texas.
But Angela, you say. Haven't we already been to Texas?
Not on Cinco de Mayo, we haven't. See you there.
Photo by Hakan Dahlstrom via Creative Commons