Well, we're closing in on the home stretch here. Only three more weeks to go in what has been an absolutely crazy college football season. What better way to reflect than to sum up all the best of what we've seen? There is no better way? Yeah, that's what we thought.
Best Drive: As we were headed up to Highway 5 through northern California on our way to Medford, OR today, we came to a conclusion that passing by Mount Shasta and over Lake Shasta might be one of the best views a three-month road trip can offer. If you have the means, we highly recommend it.
Best Game: USC v. Cal. It was a good one. Two of this year's knocked down teams locked in a battle to save face. It seemed like both teams were highly motivated to not screw up. Sometimes that's the best motivator. Forget about a No. 1 ranking, or even a Pac-10 championship, these guys were fighting for their honor. It didn't hurt that Chauncey Washington put on a show by rushing for 220 yards. There were fumbles, interceptions, long passes (see Nate Longshore to DeSean Jackson for 41-yards)... just fun to watch.
Best Hotel: Boise, ID has a hidden gem in The Grove hotel. Bottom line: There was a bathrobe in the closet and I wore it... a lot.
Best Boat: OK, fine. We admit that this category is only in here so that we can give another shout out to The Big Dawg. If you haven't seen our video on sailgaiting while we were in Washington, check it out.
Worst Drive: Can't do a list of "Best's" without comparing the "Worst's." On our way to the game in Fresno we ran headlong into the worst traffic ever. Two accidents on the road--one semi-trailer had jackknifed into an acute angle I never thought possible--and a handful of stadium attendants who had no clue where the media lot was, along with the roads next to the stadium being blocked off in the most ridiculous way did not help. Then again, maybe it was us. Maybe we were just cranky.
Best City: Winnemucca, NV. You've gotta see it to believe it. The charming highway nature and "just-off-Vegas" locale make Winnemucca a perfect spot for a getaway of any kind. Clearly, we jest. Look up Winnemucca on a map. If you can find it, you'll get the joke.
That's it for the Best's and Worst's. We're on our way to Washington State. We'll keep you posted.