I made my way through Rapid City, SD (city of tweens) and into Billings, MT (where the computer crash occurred) and then to Butte, MT (where the AMAZING Susan Adrian welcomed me), from there to Boise, ID and through Reno, NV and finally today to Sacramento.
There have been:
-Amazing cheese plates
-After hours bookstore raids
-Books listened to (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines)
-More than 3,000 miles driven
-Crashed computers (should be fixed in 3-5 days)
-Floor beds, air beds, king beds, queen beds, suites
-Sparkles (no, it’s NOT the same as glitter)
Tonight I’m staying with friends of my mothers, and they’re very much like unofficial grandparents. I went on a walk with the woman, Carol, and when we got back the man, Bob, was washing my car for me! And then, when I was getting ready for bed he stopped me to say he’d put a pocket knife in my purse, because “every young lady should have one.” :p
Tomorrow, it’s off to my destination, the bay area! I’ll get to relax and have fun with my cousin Nadia for a week before I begin the trek home!