Sunday, July 13, 2008

Road Trip - Day One

Okay, so it's been awhile since I've written, but I will more than make up for it by boring you with the details of my road trip. I just got back Friday. I had a great time and got to visit lots of people, so thank you to all of you who made my trip so enjoyable!! There are some of you I didn't get to see - I'm sorry! Some of my trip had to be amended a bit because I wasn't feeling well the whole time. Anyways, here goes:
Spent the morning packing because I didn’t do it ahead of time. I was kind of a nervous wreck, but eventually it got done, and I got on the road around noon.
2:00 p.m. – visit with a former roommate in Mesa. She’s in the top picture. It was a great visit. I haven’t seen her for close to two years, so it was really nice to catch up a bit. I didn’t even know that she had had her third kid.
6:00 p.m. – visit with another former roommate in Prescott. It is a beautiful town, and is situated at a higher altitude, so we sat on the swing in the backyard and caught up. She fed me supper, which was really nice of her. She’s pregnant with her third, which I think I also didn’t know. I haven’t seen her for probably six years – way too long!
9:00 p.m. – arrive in Flagstaff. I love this town! I haven’t been there many times, but it’s a beautiful city in the mountains. I stayed at the De Beau Hostel, which was a ton of fun. Last year my roommate and I stayed at a neighboring hostel owned by the same people. I have to thank my roommate for introducing me to hostels and how they work – thanks! I met one of my hostel mates, from Japan, and talked to her for awhile. She doesn’t have a good opinion of America; I hope she changes her mind before her trip’s over. She was really nice. Then I read Harry Potter until things quieted down. The main part of the hostel has a game room, and it sounded like all of the guests were having a great time drinking and singing along with the jukebox. Three Taiwanese girls came into our room and asked me why I wasn’t with the noisy group – I got the impression that they think that’s what Americans do at night – get really drunk and sing. It kind of made me laugh because I’m unsure about how many of the singers were American and how many were international guests thinking they were having an “American” experience.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Oh, Jamie! I am sad I didn't get to see ya but I LOVED the pics of Jess, Liz, and Krista. It is good to see a recent photo of them. Thanks for posting them.