Road Trip Part II

Posted: June 5th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Life & Travels, USA | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I totally forgot to write about the end of our awesome road trip trough the USA. So here it goes.

Our next stop after Boise was Salt Lake City which is somewhat a strange city, the streets are all numbered according to how far away they are from the Mormon temple which is in the very center. So after ending up on the wrong corner of the city we found our host. He showed us around the city and told us many interesting things about the Mormons who basically control Utah.

Our next destination was Denver. We arrived late at night because we got caught in a snow storm. We had several inches of snow which was strange because spring was supposed to be here already. The guys we stayed with had an absolute party apartment where we were warmly welcomed with a beer (and many more followed). I really liked the long philosophical discussions until 3 in the morning. After two nights we moved on, the next place in Kansas city was so good that we wanted to stay an extra night. Our hosts were a cool couple that owns a house in a nice part of town. Couch surfing is sometimes truly amazing; since they were out with some friends when we arrived they just left us their keys to their whole house! We never met them before and they trusted us so much. They took us out to real deal Kansas City BBQ, which is world famous. I’ve never eaten such good BBQ before (and so much), a kick ass blues band was playing that made the evening a special memory.

As soon as we got to Saint Louis we realized that there was much to see too. Our host showed us around and especially told us about the well known City Museum. This has almost nothing to do with a regular museum its more like a unorthodox fun park. There are all kinds of things welded together, many caves ans slides for crawling around. I think after three or four hours there we all had bloody knees. Ryan our host was once again an interesting person, we had many things in common and once more couldn’t stop talking. Traveling is so good, because almost every day we meet someone that has a character that we just wanted to explore like new found island. I think thats what gets people actually hooked on exploring the world: It’s less about the places and more about the cultured people. I think it’s addicting!

From Saint Louis we decided to drive straight home to Pennsylvania which was about 16 hours or so, but we split up the driving which got us back to Chrystals parents at 3am.

More about my stay here in the Amish country side in the next post.