Sunday, November 30, 2008
- Last night was Jake's last volcano (for awhile.)
- This morning was an early (6am) farewell to the beach.
- Throughout the day was a realization as we watched the temperature drop what we were in for when we get home.
- After stopping for dinner and having 3 out of 4 kids spill their drink before dinner came, it came to the point where all I could do was laugh as the third one spilled, even though Jake was telling me it's not funny as he is holding in chuckles also. I'm sure people thought we were nuts.
On another note, we drove over 1,080 miles. We went from the southern tip of Texas to the North-western tip, through a corner of New Mexico, and we are now barely into Colorado. Tomorrow we will be home in another 800 miles.
I must say, we are quite the fam to punch out the miles.
I'm actually tired for once. It's now time for sleep.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
(We all remember Moab.)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
- time Jake over packed. I always over pack. I think Jake has more clothes than any of us here this trip.
- in the way we took a different route to Texas. Wouldn't advise it, longer and well, just longer.
- time in a long time that is only took $23 dollars to get to Salt Lake City in gas. Wow, and Ya!
- that we stayed both nights on the road in a hotel with three beds. The best part is we didn't spend more than $75. I don't know if the price is because 1-Jake is always wanting a good deal, 2- travel coupons, 3-because we travel til 1 or 2 in the morning and then are trying to find a room.
- time we saw wolves along the roadside in Arizona.
- ever hearing about Jonestown and the tragedy that went on there. There was a special on CNN that we picked up on satellite radio that was very interesting. This leads to the next one....
- trip with satellite radio. Big bonus!
- trip to Betsy's that we spent less than $240 in gas. And that is adding extra hours of driving on.
Now that the firsts are over there is one thing that we have realized. In all the times of us driving to Texas, we have ALWAYS driven through Albuquerque (and most of New Mexico) in the dark. Always.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
McKay started last week by asking about the election, the candidates, and voting. She then asked if we were going to vote. I had told her yes as my intentions were good. This year, I actually paid attention and followed the politics and watched two of the three debates. My thoughts switched several times as I liked some things more than others. But my (what I think) crazy, busy, lazy world didn't get me registered.
Then when McKay asked tonight while I was ironing if I voted, I had to look at her and tell her no. So Jake went to the Internet and found our precinct and that we could register there and we still had an hour left. Thank goodness we live out in the country. We had to go to good old Ririe. There were no lines, no waiting, and basically no one else there. So for the first time in my life I voted. It's the first year of many to come.
I gave my sticker to McKay as she was the inspiration to get there.
And yes, I am thankful to be an American too.
In case the pictures doesn't do it justice, we had over Jake's "portion of the stimulus" as a grocery bill (yes we took a FULL OVERFLOWING two carts to the checkout, and had to have three carts to take out). The non-food items added up to less than $20. I feel a little bit better now but I still have a ways to go. This week I only got food items. I still have all the soaps, and paper items, etc.