We were up and on the road by 7:30 a.m. on July 7th which was a bit brutal based on our 9am-or-later-roll-outta-bed schedule of the previous seven days. We found an IHOP for a late morning breakfast and it was delicious. Bekah said, "If my dad didn't make pancakes, then IHOP's would be the best!". Awwww...how sweet!
Then we drove and drove and drove and then drove some more. The kids passed the time with toys and playing with the ipod touch. See exhibits A and B below:
We stopped for a late afternoon picnic lunch at a wayside rest, spreading out a blanket to stretch out on.
It was hot and all of us probably would've gone pants-less if it was appropriate, but since it wasn't, only Alarik got to do that.
We arrived in Sheridan, WY 593 miles and 10 hours later. That's makin' good time! We only stopped one other time besides breakfast and lunch stops. (Jesse is kind of a nazi when it comes to travel time.)
Our hotel didn't have a pool but did have a hot tub which Bekah, Scott and I took a soak in after our takeout dinner of pasta and sandwiches from a nearby pizza/deli joint.