Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the grand adventure home

ugh, i really should not be on the computer right now, much less updating my blog.  i need to be reviewing the lesson for youth group tonight, finishing laundry, reading homework with dd#1, "30 day shredding"  and scrubbing bathrooms since babysitters will be here tonight.... oh well. priorities, right?  

so real quick, last post of vacation:

my mom rode back with us which filled every seat belt available in our nerdy cargo topped mini-van hot ride.  my husband is an AMAZING packer and managed to fit an incredible amount of stuff into the cargo topper, but still there was very little space inside the van.  we decided not to push it as hard on the way back and planned to stop two nights instead of just one. 

some highlights and memories of the trip:

apparently we were supposed to holler out each major scenic sight as my mom was too engrossed in either her book or her grand kids and stated that she had missed several on the first day ;)  WE (hubs and i) however saw each one as we were able to stay in the front seat and not have to climb to the back every 3 minutes to deal with children's needs.  YAY for having Grandma D with on the trip! : p

first stop - rest area somewhere past Stevens Pass

map reader...

"What's new Scooby Doo? We're coming after you, we're gonna solve that myster-y..."

lunch stop, Eastern WA

on both nights we went swimming at the hotel

my view of miss baby... thanks baby Ian for sharing your mirror with us! it was very much appreciated :)

aahhhh, it was so peaceful in the van during these times

more peaceful moments

bendaroos from Grandma D = fun times :)

this cookie sheet was THE best thing (i think) that i took along.  different magnet sets along with the cookie sheet were a big hit for miss J

pretty much an awesome trip! the first day was GORGEOUS weather, the second day, not so much.  it rained pretty much the whole day and that put a bit of a damper on our plans to picnic at rest areas.  our stops included a Walmart parking lot and a McDonalds.  our hotels were awesome and we met some really neat people the second night who were on a mission trip in Wyoming.  the last day through South Dakota was filled with motorcycles and RV's (hauling trailers with motorcycles) since it was Sturgis week.  i have NEVER seen so many vehicles in South Dakota at one time in my life!  craziness.  but kind of entertaining too ;)

so ends the road trip vacation posts.  looking forward to doing this many many more times!

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