At the end of September, I took an awesome road trip with the most fantastic friend ever. We moved said friends mom from St. Paul, MN to Las Vegas, NV.
And let me tell you! Driving from Minnesota to Nevada in a 22-foot moving truck (aka the most massive of semi-trucks -- I can't believe the rental company didn't require us to have special training in "truckology" and some type of crazy drivers license specifications... that was towing a 9-foot trailer with her mom's sedan on top) was INSANE!
On Day One, we drove through Southern MN and Western South Dakota, which had recently received record amounts of rain that, unfortunately resulted in excessive amounts of water left STANDING in the fields and more than one detour because the highways were also flooded.
Day Three dawned and we were on a mission! We wanted to be done with the Road Trip portion of this fantastic trip. We needed to make it all the way through Utah and into Nevada to reach our destination of Las Vegas where more fun awaited us -- in the form of unpacking a 22-foot moving van. WHO-HOO!!! Utah was beautiful and a welcome reprieve from the flat, vastness-of-nothingness of Western WY.