Cross Country Adventure: Utah to Oregon

Day 11

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The first part of the day. We could see for miles.

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The second half. More of the same.

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At 4:30pm we roll into Boise Idaho to meet a friend I’ve known for 19 years but am meeting in person for the first time today. Greg and I meet Lane at Andrade’s at 5pm for drinks and an early dinner. Unfortunately my brain was fried from driving all day in the unairconditioned car so I wasn’t as energetic as I usually am. I guess this lower section of Idaho we’ve been driving is not indicative of all of the state. I was surprised that what we drove through was all high desert. Meeting Lane, who shares my same birth day (not my birth year), was wonderful and a real treat. I’m looking forward to when I can spend more time visiting!

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After our early dinner we head back for more.

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Sleepy, full stomach, and hot! Too hot to sleep. My water bottle is half full of hot water which does little to quench thirsts.

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Driving and sweating.

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Clouds move in.

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The air temperature falls with the setting sun providing relief from the heat.

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The long day was worth it. Greg and I made it to Portland Oregon before midnight (at 11:44pm to be exact) and by the 4th of July!

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