We left home around 2:30 this morning and have driven in five different states since then. Here's a brief recap of our first day:
We ate breakfast at a rest stop in OK that had tepees! Really, that's so much more exciting than regular tables; couldn't TN come up with something creative like that...guitar-shaped tables or something along those lines.
Our first major destination was the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. The boys had been looking forward to this for a while, and they weren't disappointed. In fact, we all really enjoyed it. I hope to post pictures soon.
After the museum, we piled (or crammed) ourselves back into the van and drove through Oklahoma and Texas. The scenery was beautiful! I wanted to belt out How Great Thou Art at the top of my lungs, but I refrained, fearing that John (usually a good traveler) would awake and start belting something out at the top of his lungs. And it would not be great.
God's creation is beautiful, isn't it?
Edit: It's 10:45 Mountain Time, and God's plan is different than ours. We were rained (or blown, or lightning-ed) out after watching a beautiful sunset over the lake. Now we are driving through the night (again) to make it to the Painted Desert by sunrise.
All this to say, we are not at Ute Lake, we do not normally drive through the night, I do plan to post pictures in the near future (tomorrow?), and God's ways are not always ours.