1816 Number of miles round trip to Pocatello.
0 Number of miles I drove. (thanks Dave)
11 The number of police we saw between Phoenix and Flagstaff. (We didn't have to meet any of them thankfully)
120 Number of miles I slept in a deep comatose state on the way to Idaho.
9 The number of business calls we answered - business as usual from the cab of the truck on highway 89.
10 Minutes stopped at a scenic overlook of Lake Powell. We've driven by this turnoff for 25 years and never stopped.
1 gorgeous sunset in southern Utah.
45 Cost of a motel room in Panguitch Utah.
Me-"we might be arriving late."
Motel- "you know this is a small town right? So don't laugh when I tell you this. If you get here after the office closes, you will be in room 9, just let yourself in. We will leave the door unlocked and the lights on for you and the key on the table. If you need to leave in the morning before we open, just leave the key on the table and leave the door unlocked.
(well, alrighty then. . . )
12 Number of songs on my MP3 that begin with the word "Don't".
(I know, just random meaningless trivia I amused myself with on the road.)
11 Michael Jackson's age when he sang these lyrics, with all the heartfelt passion of an 11 year old boy:
"I don't know why I love you
I don't know, but I do
You never stop your cheating ways
with another guy, you laugh in my face
I know, cuz I feel disgrace
Can't stop, I can't stop crying, can't you see,
Here I'm pleading on my knees
Won't you help me please, cuz I love you."
54 Temperature at 6:38 a.m. in central Utah.
2 Number of adorable nephews we visited. ("great" nephews?? Dave's brother's grandsons)
2 toothaches. One each . . . what are the chances of that? We have a double date with the dentist when we get back to town.
3 Number of very nice repairs and services Dave did for his Dad while we were at his house.
11 Number of minutes that it takes to turn on a computer and get online and open up Facebook on a dial-up computer system. UGH.
5 Friends from Dave's high school we barbequed with.
12 Number of rides Dean gave around the neighborhood on his new Harley Davidson.
140 people attending Dave's high school class reunion.
135 Number of people I didn't know at the high school class reunion.
50 Percentage of songs the band played that weren't even 70's music.
90 Percentage of people at the reunion that didn't want to listen to the band anyway and hung out on the patio to visit.
10 Number of years we have to save up $ . . . 40th reunion will be on a cruise ship!
44 Homecoming queens immortalized in the halls of Highland High School.
3 Number of actual stuffed Rams that are in the hallways of the school. The local taxidermist had some good business with the school over the years. (I don't think we had any stuffed Bulldogs on our school campus. That would have been gross).
5 Number of relatives we got to visit with at father-in-law's house.
3 Fruit stands we shopped at in Brigham city, UT. This one seriously was self serve. Everything was packaged and priced and there was a box to put money in. ( . . . only in Utah!)
1 construction zone.. Will the road/bridge over Hoover dam EVER be finished??
98 Decibels of volume I needed on my MP3 earphones to drown out the fantasy/sci-fi audio book Dave was listening to.
5 Number of hours my MP3 battery failed me so I had to listen to Dave's book "Eragon" from Las Vegas to Phoenix. AAAAAGH!
14 Number of hours we drove straight through today. Why does sitting in a vehicle all day make a person so darn tired?