The drive in was definitly rough. It took eleven hours and I wasn’t able to sleep for any of it. We basicly drove from Chicago to Denver with a two hour lay over in Des Moines. That’s about sixteen hours in the van with a show as a break. It was cloudy this morning when the sun came up so I didn’t get to see the mountains they way I hoped. Through most of the drive there was absolutely nothing to look at, there wasn’t even any hills or turns. Somewhere in western Iowa we hit a crazy thunderstorm with seventy mile per hour winds and hail as big as ping pong balls. We took a vote and decided to take shelter under an over pass. It was pretty intense for awhile but we made it to Denver at eight in the morning without any problems.