As I mentioned in the previous blog, we were supposed to drive through Salt Lake City on our way to Denver, but there were a snow storm and several roads were closed. We decided to head back south and drive through Arizona instead, but there was a dust storm in Flagstaff and the highway was closed. So we stayed the night there, and leftthis morning for Santa Fe.
We drove a few hours and were slowed to a stop about halfway there. We heard on the radio that the traffic was backed up all the way across state lines. The culprit: road construction (or in my humble opinion, horrible planning on the part of the DOT).
We spent hours looking for alternate routes and ended up blazing through dirt roads in the desert keep in mind, we are driving a van and pulling a large trailer). We decided to turn around when we got here:
It kind of looks pretty in the picture, but I think we were very close to death. We've had a few days off and I'm looking forward to playing in Denver tomorrow night. Hope to see some of you there. Thanks for reading! Jeremy
I'm being lazy and giving you an update via the Sleeping At Last blog:
As Ryan mentioned he flew home early this morning to be part of the Q Gathering. The rest of us are making our way to Denver for our show on Friday. We had heard that there was a chance of snow on our planned route so seeing as it was a route that included a fair share of mountains we decided we didn't want to risk it. So instead we opted to head south and around the snow. Our first obstacle was going through a "blast" zone. I'm not sure what they were blasting but it delayed our progress about an hour. Then we headed over the hover dam, which we have never done before. It's a pretty amazing site. Before heading over we had to pull over and open up our trailer for an inspection. Pretty tight security. The officer was very impressed with the locks on our trailer. Then the next obstacle proved to be too much. High winds and a dust storm closed down the highway we were traveling on. We had to stop about three hours short of our destination. We can only hope the highway will be open in the morning. I wish I could post some pictures from the day but my samsung flip phone doesn't blog very well.
Thanks for reading,