After some tearful good-byes with Peeps and Grammy on Saturday morning, we headed out for a new adventure:
Our trip was deterred only by a stop at Target in Victorville (Ashleigh’s headphones were too big and we needed an Atlas), a Lolo poop blowout somewhere off the 15 FWY past Baker (GROSS!) and our first lunch stop for the girls. Andy and I were holding out for the last chance to eat at In-N-Out for a year in Vegas, Baby Vegas:
Until we got to Utah and realized the company had expanded to another state. Good for Utah, eh?
Speaking of getting to Utah, we got to pass a few familiar signs on the way– I completely forgot about the delay in the shutter on the sports cam- three times, I tell you- so here’s my bad shots of state signs while driving:
Welcome to Nevada:
Welcome to Arizona:
Welcome to Utah:
Seriously, I miss my non-delay shutter, folks.
Inside the car, we’re fairing pretty well– as good as expected with three kids… the Leapster has been a hit with both Sarah and Ash:
Lolo is absolutely 100 % over the driving and being strapped in part and wore herself out telling us so:
Between asking how much longer we have to where we are going and needing to use the restroom, Sarah is mostly the happy traveler:
So is Mama:
Today, we hit the road again for the sightseeing part of the trip and visited Zion National Park- what’s a little trailblazing without an adventure hat, I say??
Zion is beautiful- walls of sedimentary rock have built up over thousands of years to create a majestic scene- this was one sight we caught- but as with most landscape pictures I take, this shot just doesn’t do it justice.
I received a Verse of the Day calendar from my dear friend Sarah for my birthday and twice now, I have had very meaningful scriptures placed on dates that can only be a smile and a wink from the Lord. Today’s scripture came from Hebrews and read:
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” Hebrews 12:22-23
Andy and I thought that was pretty cool. On the way back to the hotel, Andy saw this amazing splash of sunshine ricocheting off a cloud and I am so glad we pulled over to capture it because at the next exit, the sun moved past the cloud– how’s this for breathtaking (only slightly moved over the blues in PP):
If you’re still here reading, I totally want to know what you had for dinner! Thanks for visiting us on or trip :)