The Beck family decided to end their time at the ranch early this Christmas, and are closing out 2014 with a drive through the mountain West. Glenn took to Facebook to seek advice on where to go, and has been sharing updates and photos from the road.
NEED YOUR HELP. We Are leaving the ranch early. Decided to take a car home but we are going way out of our way and see places we have never been.
We want to stop in Reno, Carson city or Lake Tahoe. Any suggestions of what to do, see or stay? Then we want to see the sequoias. Again suggestions of where to stay and where to go?
Final night either Bryce canon or the north ridge of the Grand Canyon.
Just stopped in Malad City at Allen's Drug store. Picked up their world famous Daniel's Croup and Cold Ointment. They've been making it since the 1920's and say it's better than Vicks. We'll let you know!
On our way today to Nevada and the to the sequoias.
We borrowed Rascal Flats tour bus. Front window on the highway after an hour delay from a 15 car pile up.
Raphe walking the dogs in the salt flats.
Tania and the kids sitting in my favorite car! My truck from the ranch.
12/30 (early morning):
We just arrived at our hotel in western Nevada, we are staying at an old hotel who's staff leaves around 8pm. It is 1am. Our keys were taped to the front desk with a note.
To live in a town where you can trust what is happening. I think this is a good sign on the people. We thought maybe everyone might be like this, when the guys who need to travel with the family pulled in to the parking lot on the other side of the hotel. As one of them stepped out of the car, in the pitch black they heard a voice calmly say, " can I help you?" At first they didn't know where the voice was coming from until they saw through the screen door of a little cabin white socks. There behind the door was a man in white socks and apparently little else.
He scolded them for coming in so late, because they woke his wife and she wasn't happy. They apologized and he demanded names and who they were with that would come in so late. It ended nicely. We all felt badly.
After we got the bis unloaded and before we parted for the night, I told them they should have said they were with Obama and that the president just wanted to play though on the local golf course. But they were actually with the irs and "can we get your name sir." .
My guys are far to professional to have done that. But I am not. .
Interested to see if this is a town that hates me or loves me. We find very little in between except those who just don't know me like most non news hound style people,
When we leave this town for the next we will fill you in on the details.
Until then -- from high up in the mountain tops in a strange new land that time has passed by... Good night America.
We are just leaving Lake Tahoe. Met some great people. Tara at the powder house and had lunch at one of my new favorite Latin restaurants ever. I would open this franchise! Azul!"
We we're waited on one of the best people! Kristina was waiting in this tight place and it was crazy. She was so kind and caring.
I asked her how she kept her attitude. She told me ' I like people and want to be here. Perfect!
12/30 night cont:
Not many would take their kids into the saloon to see the world famous 'suicide table' but heck, 'you only live once.'
Us in Virginia city where we stayed at gold hill hotel as recommended by many here on my Facebook page. Thanks!
This is why I always feel at home: our first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean! With my dog at my feet.
Spent the afternoon at the Hearst castle. Need to talk with Orson Welles daughter about what she remembers her father saying about citizen cane. My tour guide answered all my questions, not sure if Welles will agree,
Now we are on the bus again watching the man in the moon on the blaze and now on the cooking channel ----the donut challenge.
Btw when did cnn decide that it was okay to become a disgusting porn channel. God help us all when Kathy describes the ball drop. Shameful. I can laugh at crude jokes. This isn't smart, clever or funny. Just crude and makes Anderson, who is a friend, into a joke.
Back to the donut challenge!
Just getting ready to get back on the road after a great breakfast at the black bear diner. Next stop AZ!
Our bus driver all ready to go. We have seen ever terrain except desert. Headed for it now. Happy New Year!
With the Mohave desert out side, we are playing a great game!
Just leaving Las Cruces where we stayed the night due to weather. We all can't wait to be in our own bed.
The two kids have started on the cot or pull out couch every night but end up sleeping with us by the AM.
I will miss that someday...just not today:)
Tania and I have our anniversary next week. I don't think either of us are going to be ready for a trip.
Just about an hour out of El Paso and We are being stopped and boarded to see if everyone on the bus is an American. If we answer no, will we get something special? Maybe they will pay for the rest of our trip home as long as it is in the us.