Well, kids- this is it for me and Knoxville. Tomorrow morning I'm shoving off for the wide-open wastes of the American west. I actually have a job lined up that starts 11 days from now and it's in Wyoming, so I've got an apartment full of plastic boxes that need only be loaded into the back of my pickup and hopefully the whole mess of us- me, my well-traveled truck and all my ridiculous shit- will make it one more time across this great big country of ours. The truck better make it because I just sank more than a thousand bucks into her this week. She'll be hitting 200,000 miles right about the time I'm rolling through Moab, Utah Sunday afternoon, so keep your fingers crossed.
That's right- I'm going to Wyoming by way of Utah this time. I have a friend who's rangering in Canyonlands National Park, and I'm spending a week with him and his wife getting into whatever trouble we can find. Monday and Tuesday should find us canyoneering, climbing and/or rafting. Wednesday through Friday we'll be bicycling the 100-mile White Rim Trail. I've never done an overnighter on my bike, but it should be fun. The soreness of my ass after that will be nothing short of epic.
Then I'll be meandering my way up to snowy Wyoming to earn a paycheck for a change. I'll be rangering, but don't let that fool you- I'll really just be a glorified toll collector in a funny hat. The weekends will kick ass, though. Courtney will be joining me there eventually, which will be a first for us, and my climbing partner from my previous stint at the same place is coming back again, so I've already begun plotting our climbing objectives for the season. Fun will be had.
The lady and I just had drinks with a majority of the illustrious Wigshop bloggers, and I think that was a proper Knoxville send-off, ensconced high above the city in that golden disco ball enjoying $3 stouts. I will miss this town, and to that end I have assisted Courtney in the creation of an ode to K-Town, of sorts, another video presentation that I'm sure you will find amusing:
Viva Knox Vegas from dennyswaitress on Vimeo.
Thus concludes the Knoxville run of The Prettiest Denny's Waitress. I'll be on the road for the next week and, when we resume (hopefully I will find blogging time at my new/old job), I'll still be me, just slightly more western. And with a better view out my window.
Tune in then, kiddos, and drive safe. I'll try to do the same.