Road Entry#2 (Penske Moving Van - 7:22pm - Leaving Salt Lake City - June 21, 2010)

This is going to be a long trip. We are just leaving SLC (7:22pm) and I got here at 2pm. We had to load Ryan's moving van with all his stuff from his grandma's house in Provo. That meant driving the truck from SLC airport to Provo (45 min) and back to SLC before getting some dinner and hitting the road. I was hoping to leave Utah by 5pm, but it took longer than expected. We are trying to get to Grand Island, Nebraska. Realistically, we will make it to eastern Wyoming or western Nebraska. The center of the country in Grand Island is a long shot (13 hours).

Ryan is moving to New York City. Ryan is one of my best friends from high school. He graduated from Univ. of Utah in May and got a job in NYC with Citi Bank. He graduated with a degree in economics.

I have to drive now. He is tired because he only had 2 hours of sleep last night. I'll probably go for 4 or 5 hours before he wakes back up again.

Road Entry#3 (Penske Moving Van - 10:01am - Arriving in Lincoln, NE - June 22, 2010)

Holy moses.

We drove all night from Salt Lake City to Lincoln, Nebraska. We switched off every couple of hours. I pounded out a 4.5 hour drive from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Elk Creek, Nebraska - the longest stretch thus far. We are quite grumpy right now, a small and tantalizing tension in the air.

We are going to Lincoln to check out the University of Nebraska campus and stretch our legs. We are trying to get to see the stadium and get some inside access. I don't know how we are going to make it happen, but we will figure something out. From Lincoln, we plan on going to Omaha and the 24 Hour Fitness in order to shower before going to the 3:30 Arizona State/South Carolina elimination game. The College World Series is in it's final year at Rosenblatt stadium, so this is a special trip. I am glad we pushed ourselves throughout the night in order to be in eastern Nebraska for most of the day.

After the game we plan on getting back in the van and driving to Des Moines, Iowa to crash at a Motel 6 or something. The deep sleep will be much needed, like a nap during pre-school. This is the way it is.

Move on. Walk on. Push on.

Much love,


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