The move was, thankfully, nearly without incident. We were originally going to take our time packing up and head out of Madison Monday morning, but then we saw the weather report. Monday morning... -40 to -50 degree F with the wind chill. Uhhh...what?!?! So, Dr. Hottie got to Madison Saturday at 8am- we packed all day- went out with friends and family on Sat night- and were out of town by Sun @ 9am. The drive is loooonnnggg. I wouldn't recommend it. We made great time though and got to SLC in ~20 hours. 850 miles on day 1 and 550 miles on day 2. Usually Nebraska cracks me, but this time it was Wyoming. 50mph wind gusts, blowing snow, and near white out conditions = Rebecca's head in a pillow praying we get out safe + Dr. Hottie at the wheel.
After arriving in SLC, we got a good nights sleep and woke up to do more driving! Dr. Hottie had the whole week off of work, & I would have felt awful if all he got to do was pack and drive across the country. We drove 4 hours to Moab, UT for some fresh air and hiking. We experienced all of Arches national park in a day- there were practically no other people around which the locals told us to soak up and enjoy- a rare occurrence indeed. Enjoy a few of my favorite pictures!