Truth from the road: Kansas is big and if you want to drive across it, it will take a looooong time.
That’s how we spent the vast majority of more than 10 hours on the road yesterday: in Kansas. We saw rolling hills, plains, more plains, more plains and then, finally, the beauty of Colorado through first plains, then hills.
And here we are in Loveland, Colorado — ready to enter Rocky Mountain National Park tomorrow. But first, a night in La Quinta … and our first nights in real beds since the movers took our stuff last Thursday.
(Last Thursday seems like a really long time ago).
Military families often use La Quinta when they travel. First, their military rewards program is phenomenal. But for us the most convenient thing is their pet policy: they don’t charge anything extra for pets, and they don’t have any size restrictions. If we need a hotel, we know we can look for a La Quinta for a clean, comfortable, Chloe-friendly stay. Win. And even thought we’re no longer active duty Army, we know we can still trust them.
So we were super excited when La Quinta offered to give us hotel vouchers for our trip, giving us a chance to check out several of their hotels along our way. We’ll be staying in them here in Colorado and again in Boise. Score.
Now, here are a few highlights from our day in Kansas and Colorado.
This morning we packed-up our stuff, and hit the road — I-70 alllllllll the way through Kansas and into Colorado.