Friday, September 4, 2009

The BIG Drive: Part 2 and an Award

I have official completed leg 2 of 6. Leg high-lights:

1. The Great Utah salt flats are really boring. Miles and miles of nothing but white stuff (that apparently is not snow *g*) on the ground. And really, really flat.
2. Averaging 44.4 MPG today. Lots of going up into a higher elevation.
3. There is supposedly a giant used bookstore in Salt Lake City. My friend gave me the choice of going to a high school football game or the bookstore. One guess which one I chose? Because everyone knows how much I loathe love football especially that stuff kids play.

And while I wasn't looking the lovely Leontine gave me an award.

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all. "

My nominations go to:
KB of Babbling About Books
Donna of Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings
Lusty Reader
My Favourite Books
Orannia of Walkabout (although I think she already got this award)


Cecile said...

Oh Aymless! Congrats on making Leg 1 & 2!! And yes, please never think you are alone... we are here. I am praying for your safety and beautiful scenery!!
I was so happy to hear that you did bid your bookstore a farewell! **tear**
Happy to hear that you are getting good gas mileage!
I hope the rest of leg 3 goes well!

Rosie said...

We drove across the salt flats once when we were coming back from a trip to Montana and decided to turn right and go to NoCal and visit family. Once was enough thank you very much. Not to mention the sulphur smell. Blerg.

JennJ said...

Hi Hon oh man that does sound like a boring drive there. Let's hope the next stretch is a bit more scenic and pretty huh!

And I also wanted to let you know that you have a blog award waiting for you over at my place!

I hope you like!!! Have a great Labor Day weekend!!!!!


Christine said...

I love Utah! Although I haven't been through the salt flats, I have been to a lot of other places that have just taken my breath away. We actually went swimming in the Great Salt Lake... it was such a cool experience because you're so much more buoyant in the highly concentrated salt water. I'd love to go back to Utah again some day.

Well, enjoy Salt Lake City and I can't wait to hear more about Leg 3! Hugs!

p.s. Congrats on your award! :)

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

I bet all that white makes some awesome pictures. I would've picked the bookstore too! I won't even pretend to like watching football - this time of year at my house, it's all I hear about from the hubster. :)

Congrats on the Zombie Chicken award and thank you for passing it on to me!!

orannia said...

Congrats on the award, and thank you - I'm very honoured!

YAH for completing Leg 2, although I'm guessing you're further along now:)

And a giant used bookstore? If you'd said no to that I would have had to check your temperature *grin*

Shaymless Aymless said...

Orannia: I miss my little bookstore already! At least they have a website and I stay in contact with them. The other one was big disappointment. Not a lot of books I wanted. I mean they didn't even have Melusine by Sarah Monette. (still trying to acquire it used *sigh* I may have to breakdown and buy it. I'd check it out of the library but my book returning skills stink royally and I'm probably better off buying it rather then renting it)

Rosie: "Blerg" does describe it well.

JennJ: Thanks!

Christine: Yes there are some very lovely national parks in Utah. Unfortunately they are all in southern UT and not anywhere near where I passing through. Can't recommend the salt flats. Best thing you can do is just look at it and turn around and go back. Don't cross it unless you have too. An hour of life gone! Better to read part of a DNF imo.

Donna: I suppose it would make a nice background for pictures (as long as I didn't have to take them or be in them because then I would have to go back there! *shivers*). Alas the bookstore was big disappointment! Though they had a very nice fantasy/scifi and YA section, they did NOT have a romance section. It was sprinkled in the general fiction and then very, very sparsely. Only acquired two books from my TBB list (a fantasy and a YA).


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