Last night was rough — I think I ate too much pizza too late before going to bed. Slept poorly. We woke up before the 6:00 am alarm. Showered and had some yoghurt and fruit and coffee and off we were. Dark outside. Heading west on I-80 towards Denver. We veered south before Denver and drove for a few hours on a very lonely 2-lane, passing miles and miles of windmills. Got to Colorado Springs by about 10:30 mountain time. We gained an hour today. Checked into the La Quinta and then headed across the street to the Buffalo Wild Wings to watch football. My Giants easily blew away the Eagles, but as it turned out it was all for nought. Missed the playoffs.
We went back to the room and perched ourselves on our respective beds and watched the Green Bay / Minnesota game. That turned out great, as the Vikings, led by Adrian Peterson, earned a rematch against the Packers next week in the first playoff game.
Sue called Garth on Skype. We decided to book a different hotel in Phoenix tomorrow — we’re tired of these ‘pet-friendly’ La Quintas. We have another 12 hour drive tomorrow, hope the snow in the forecast is light and doesn’t result in road conditions like we had here 2 years ago on our way down.
We continued watching football in the evening — Dallas in Washington — winner is in the playoffs.