Memphis, TN to Richfield, UT via I-70
Matt and I were sitting around a couple of months ago planning his time off for the year and we decided we wanted to go to Utah again. Matt wanted to help his Dad elk hunt. We looked into plane tickets and they were way too expensive. Memphis is such an expensive airport to fly in and out of which is reallllllly anoyyyyyying! I miss the Detroit airport prices. So we decided to DRIVE THERE. It took about 24 hours each way. We went last week. It went well. Matt had 10 days off (4 weekend days, 5 vacation days, and 1 sick day since he was still feeling rotten from his cold from Nashville) (oh, and Willa ended up catching the cold too so she was pretty miserable for a few days before we left. Darn!)
We left Friday, December 4 at 10ish am and drove and drove and drove and drove. I bought Willa's forward facing car seat a little early because I thought she would enjoy sitting forward for the trip.
Our plan was for Willa to sleep through the night somewhere in the van (hopefully in a car seat) and Matt and I would trade off driving and sleeping in the back bed area so we could drive straight through. (from Memphis, TN across all of Arkansas, through the corner of Oklahoma passing through Tulsa (picture below), up into Kansas and across the whole state, across all of Colorado, and then into Central Utah)
Oh, we drove through Oklahoma. A state we hadn't been to together yet. So we snapped a picture and crossed state number 36 off of our list.