Vacation Recap Part 1Monday, July 08, 2013
Hey guys! I'm back in Indiana :) Well, to be honest, I got back last week, but I decided to take a little blogging break while I was recuperating from vacation. It was a productive week for me; I spent most of it reading, writing, and watching the third season of Game of Thrones (we got HBO last week, so I was able to do that and catch up on the current season of True Blood). Also, a HUGE thank you to Lindsey and Brenda for guest posting while I was gone!
Anyway, in case you missed it, I went on a road trip with my friend Hannah (who, by the way, is 22, not 16. She gets that a lot.)
|awkward double selfie at the Houston show|
We were kind of busy, and did a lot of driving at night, so I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked, but I got some. You can find more pictures (and generally more exciting ones) from the trip on Instagram :)
So Thursday, we picked up our rental car (a Nissan Versa that Hannah named Jason Aldean) and headed out on the road.
The first state we reached was Illinois.
|please excuse the dead bug guts on the windshield|
I have been to Illinois a few times, but only to Chicago, (I grew up in eastern Indiana, so we would go to Ohio instead of Illinois) so it was interesting driving through central/south Illinois. It looked even more farm-y than Indiana. We stopped at a gas station, I think but that was about it. We passed a sign for the World's Largest Windchime, but unfortunately we couldn't see it from the road, and we didn't stop.
A couple of things we did see in Illinois that were interesting were this giant cross (it looks like it's made of aluminum)
and the Mississippi River, which I had never seen before. It was really cool!
And just like that, while we were crossing the Mississippi, we were in Missouri.
I had never been to Missouri before. We stopped for gas again a time or two, and near the Missouri/Arkansas border, we stopped for dinner. Hannah had been craving Pizza Hut for a few days, so we stopped and got some pizza. Like any sane people, we both love cold pizza, so we figure, hey, we'll get a couple meals out of it. Not a bad deal.
We got a stuffed crust pizza, half veggie (for her), half cheese (for me). Hannah wanted some breadsticks too, so we ordered some. I asked if we could get some cheese to go with them. The waitress stared at me like I had three heads. You see, in Indiana, breadsticks and cheese sauce go together like peanut butter and jelly. I had heard that wasn't really the case outside of Indiana, but I had forgotten until that moment. They didn't have any cheese sauce in the whole restaurant. And the pizza? It had this weird orange buttery sauce thing on it. I don't know what it was, but it tasted weird. And it made the leftover pizza orange. Yeah, I definitely prefer Pizza Hut in Indiana.
We got back in the car, and saw a beautiful sunset. I don't know if it was vacation, or Missouri, or being in the country, or what, but I haven't seen a sunset like that in a long time.
When night set in, we arrived in Arkansas.
A few hours later, we reached Little Rock, where we were spending the night.
|blurry driving-down-the-interstate pic of downtown Little Rock (and no, I wasn't driving)|
I've been rambling for awhile now, so I guess breaking this into a few parts is probably in everyone's best interest. Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow!