550 miles south along Hwy 87 and Interstates 90 and 25.
In good weather, I average 7-7.5 hours for the trip, stopping only twice for a quick pit stop and fill-up. Tomorrow, I'm hoping to get it done in 7.5-8 hours, with a stop in Wyoming to have a bite of lunch with my brother.
I'm going to sit on a down pillow as I drive and hope that my derriere and hip don't get too sore.
My wonderful, fantastic, awesome girlfriends are going to help me haul my bags back up the two flights of stairs once I pull into town. Thank goodness for friends! I'm a little nervous to be heading back on my own and will deeply miss my folks, who took such good care of me.