Can’t Fly? How About A Road Trip? Houston, Texas to Denver, Colorado
A friend and I took a road trip to Denver last week. We had a little over 1,000 miles to go and took just over 15 hours to do it.
We ended up driving through local roads and avoiding states like New Mexico as it had a 14-day quarantine for visitors. I ensured that I checked the restrictions for the states we were traversing and that of Colorado to ensure that we were good with any local laws and restrictions. This actually took quite a while to do.
I suggest going to the websites for each of the states and they will have a page on travel restrictions. Some states make it easier to find than others.
Planning The Route
Google Maps was useful for driving directions, except that for some reason mine was set to “avoid highways” so we went the scenic route, which was actually worth it and was a quicker route than the highways. Plus it had us avoiding populated areas so we avoided congestion.
As its beautiful country, I thought I’d share some photos of the journey with you, but first here are some steps we took due to the current pandemic.
We made sandwiches and bought snacks before we left home. In addition, we had water and juices to keep hydrated.
We had face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes and paper towels and a trash bag or two.
We stopped for gas four times, each time using gloves, disinfectant wipes as well as hand sanitizer.
We used restrooms as needed and ensure not to touch any surfaces. masks were required at every place we stopped and we had gloves, disinfectant wipes and face masks and hand sanitizer at the ready. Some restrooms were nicer than others.
Photos From The Journey
Somewhere in Texas, USA
Train in Claude, Texas
Wind Farm in McCamey, Texas
This was one of many wind farms seen along the way.
Texas markers. There are many in Texas showing the history of the state
Welcome To Oklahoma
Crop Duster in Boise City, OK
Welcome to Colorado
Freight Train in Campo, Colorado
Storm Brewing in Eads, Colorado
We eventually drove to the right of it all and had high winds and light rain.