The first day of our trip was the longest. When you are driving for thirty hours without a break you will:
-Stop as you enter every state to take a photo with the sign, until after 3 States, you give up. You just do.
-Find that energy drinks are a concept you will entertain. often.
-Listen to all of your favourite songs until they are your least favourite ever.
-Sing Bohemian Rhapsody with your husband, and realise nothing has ever been funnier.
-Threaten ugly murder upon the GPS and flick it really hard. You learn a lesson about the toughness of the GPS and the weakness of your finger.
-Become enchanted by small-town America, though disappointed with it's bathrooms.
-Wonder if you can get sunburnt through a window (the answer to which you will discover some hours later is 'apparently so').
-After 20 hours, wonder why driving across the country seemed like a good idea, then you reach Colorado and smile and breathe; at which point your lungs ask you where the oxygen went.
-Finally drive with fast-dissolving sanity into Durango, CO. Without any later memory of it; you find your room, fall into bed and sleep like a log. The laziest, sleepiest log you ever knew.