1.16.2013

almost home

We're having such a wonderful trip! The kids are little troopers. We spent 11 hours in the car today and managed to have only a few squabbles. I think I only did the whole panicky passenger seat driver thing twice. Yeah me! It's what I do while passing a semi in the snow at 70 mph with 50 mph gusts of wind.

We've seen beautiful mountains, plateaus and rock formations, lots of cattle, coyotes, antelope and buffalo along the way.

Phil did an awesome job picking hotels for this trip. Last night we stayed just outside of Salt Lake City, UT, in Park City, where the 2002 Winter Olympics were held. We loved seeing the Olympic Village. We drove through windy, snowy Wyoming allllllll daaaaaaaay lonnnnnnng. But honestly, it wasn't as brutal as yesterday driving through Nevada. Yawn.

The highlight of today was driving up to Mt. Rushmore. We got there right at dusk, but they left the light on for us. :) I squealed and clapped when I saw it. It was more beautiful than I had imagined.

Here are a few things I've observed on our trip...

America is beautiful
My kids are great travelers
Phil is a good driver
My little family is so resilient and loves a good adventure
I could never be a truck driver - sitting in a car for two long days has not been good for my figure, and I'm already sick of truck stop snack food
Snow makes everything beautiful

One more day and we're home!

4 comments:

~Sue said...

Dear Jenny!
I am so pleased to see your posts...going to a new home...how wonderful your family is doing on this adventure...the expectancy...the delights and lessons on the way. Your words and heart sound light--peaceful, joyful and hopeful. All good. Praying blessings on you all and I look forward to "seeing" you in your new home.

mrsbrownkiwi said...

Sooo happy to see these progress reports of your big road trip! Will email right now!! xxx

emyann said...

This reminds me of my stop at the Grand Canyon. I got there just as the sun was setting and everything had snow. It was at that moment I really felt America is beautiful!

Monica Porter said...

I love you, Jenny. Thank you for sharing all these sweet updates. They're a joy to read. You are a joy, sweet friend. :)

And I am also not a fan of passing semis on the freeway in hazardous weather. :P Praise God all is well!