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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In MN

After two long days in the car, we arrived in MN last night. Norah was a peach and traveled so well! Random observations about the road trip:
  • Georgia had the cheapest gas (nearly .30 per gallon cheaper than FL).
  • Illinois has constant road construction.
  • Iowa has great rest areas. At one point, I wanted to just stop and build a house in one and live there.
  • 1800 miles is a long way in the car with a baby and nervous Copper Top dog.

So, this morning, I was able to get out for a short 3 miler and it was glorious. My legs really needed the exercise after sitting for 2 days, and the weather here in MN is absolutely gorgeous! I haven't been in MN in the summer since we moved 6 years ago and I had forgotten how beautiful it is here in the summer. Today, the temps are warm and sunny, but there's no humidity so the air feels (and smells) good.

I ran at about 7 am, and I can't stress how friggin' perfect it was out there. I wanted to keep going for a looooong run, but didn't really have the time to squeeze it in -- maybe later this week when we don't have as much going on. This afternoon, we have Jerry's grandfather's wake and tomorrow is the funeral.

17 comments:

Marlene said...

Glad you made it safely and had a decent trip. Enjoy the weather!

aron said...

glad you made it safe and had a relatively uneventful trip. sorry about jerry's grandfather :(

Jamoosh said...

Summers in MN. Winters in FL!

JojaJogger said...

Enjoy Minnesota! I'll be up there next week.

Jess said...

Glad you made it safely and that Norah was good for you on the ride.

X-Country2 said...

Welcome back to the midwest! Spring here is pretty fab, I will agree with that. :o)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

glad you made it there safely. Traveling with a little one can be stressful. Enjoy seeing your family and the change of weather.

Katie A. said...

Glad you're there safe and sound - wish it was under better circumstances.
Enjoy the nice running weather - you deserve it for a while!

ajh said...

Hope you can enjoy your visit in spite of the reason you're there. Deaths are always sad no matter the circumstances.

MCM Mama said...

Glad you guys are there safe and sound. I love the upper midwest in the summer. Too bad I'm stuck in VA for most of the time.

Heather said...

Glad Norah traveled so well for you - always a little nerve wrecking! Hope you can get out for some more nice runs in our lovely MN weather! :)

Andy said...

Glad your trip was safe! Yeah that is about all we have to offer in GA at the moment, cheap gas :) Kinda jealous about the cooler weather, but you do have it worse (heat) when you go back home, so I guess it is all in perspective. I hope the rest of your trip goes as well as it can.

Firefly's Running said...

I am glad that you had a safe trip. I am sorry that you had to deal with construction in Chicago.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Now I have to visit Iowa......... ha

Beth said...

I totally hear you on constant construction in Illinois. I'm from there and everyone says that Chicago has 2 seasons, winter and construction. UGH! Oh, and the rest stops in Iowa are awesome!

lee@In My Tummy said...

I cannot imagine driving that far with a nervous dog. Did he throw up? MIne always does on road trips.

Umm, yay for cheap gas in GA!

MN Mom said...

So sorry about Jerry's Grandpa. Hope the family is doing okay.