Today was much better than yesterday. Mom and I left our Six Star Motel when it was still in the middle of the night so that we could catch up with our adventure. Mom wanted to be on the trail early because she thought it might get hot if we started too late, but she needn’t have worried because we did start late and it didn’t get hot. After about 5 hours in the car-house, several get-losts and some trail driving we found the trailhead. There were some guys sleeping in a tent in the spot where we parked, and they were just waking up when we got there! I wished that Mom had thought of that, because I’m not a morning dog.
When we pulled off the main road and onto a dirt road, Mom looked at the map to see how far we had to go to the trailhead. “That can’t be right,” she said as she zoomed out and out and out to get all of the dirt road in the picture. It looked like we were going to have to drive for years on this car trail to get to the trailhead. An hour and a half later, we were still driving, although to be fair, Mom did have to get out a bunch of times to throw big rocks over the side of the mountain so that it would be safe for the car-house. We drove up so high that we could see the mountains all around us, and it was very beautiful. But Mom was getting sick of driving the car-house so slow, and I wasn’t entirely sure if it was a good idea to be driving our car-house that used to be a mail-man-van on a road like this. So when we were maybe close to the end (but maybe not really), she pulled over the car-house and said, “Right! That’s good enough! We’re sleeping here. We’ll see how we feel in the morning and decide whether we drive the rest of the way, or just run from here.”
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