I’m unemployed and gas costs $4.60 a gallon, so what better time is there to take a road trip to Idaho to see my dad?
Actually, I’m road-tripping for three reasons:
- Changeable plane tickets are expensive, even more so than the gas to get the 861 miles between here and Sun Valley.
- You could not pay me to fly into the itty bitty airport in Sun Valley in an itty bitty plane that has to nose-dive between GIANT mountains to land, and the closest normal airports are Boise (2.5 hour drive) and Salt Lake City (5 hour drive).
- Given the general hassle that flying has become over the last few years, for a trip of less than 1,000 miles, I’d really rather drive if I have the time.
So tonight, I’m stopping in Vegas and, per my Evil Plot, going to see The Dark Knight in IMAX. Then I’ll get up and drive the rest of the way to Sun Valley, and all will be well.
Tales of fishing, biking, swimming, relaxing, and possibly hiking and rafting if my foot decides to cooperate, to come.