Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Road Trip

My brother is moving to Florida to start school and needed another driver to go with him so I volunteered, after making arrangements for my kids. My goal was to take a picture at each state line, but Colorado snuck up on us and I didn't want to turn around. New Mexico was in the dark, but I finally got Texas, and that was a big one since it takes such a long time to get across it.

We got a kick out of my dad's waffle in the shape of Texas at the hotel breakfast.
All the other states lines we crossed happened in the rain. This is the bridge over the Mississippi River.
The USS Alabama or some other big battleship.
Joel and I also loved the Big Az Chicken Sandwich. They also had a Big Az Hamburger! This was some gas station in Alabama or Florida or Mississippi, probably Mississippi.
Joel didn't mean to make this face, but he really didn't like his veal so maybe he had just taken a bite.
I had a toenail appointment long before I knew I would be going to Florida. I was excited that I might get to wear flip flops and somebody might be able to see my cute toes!!! Notice the Penske Truck in front of us, that was our view the whole 4 days on the road. My dad drove the truck the WHOLE way!
This was our hotel room the last night. Mom and dad spoiled us with this one. It was pretty nice!
They also spoiled me by taking me to Carrabas, my favorite restaurant. Look how clean my plate was! YUM!!!
After arriving in Bonita Springs and unloading the truck we had a minute to run to the beach. Mom and I jumped out of the car, took a couple of pictures and jumped back in the car to head to the airport. I had to catch my flight from Ft Lauderdale, 2 hours away.
There they are, my cute toes in the sand.

It was a whirlwind of a trip, but I am soooooo thankful for family that were willing and able to watch our kids. The boys went to Grandma and Grandpa Hults Friday where Andrew played games with Grandma all day, his favorite activity! The girls went and played with Tessa and Max. They played the wii and colored and I don't know what else! Grandma fed them all dinner after Eldon got home from work.

Saturday Jeanna took Andrew and Julia to play for the afternoon so Eldon was able to relax while AJ napped.

Sunday my in-laws helped out a bunch while Eldon was at his church meetings and during church also, I'm sure! That evening they joined all the Hult cousins at the Sintay's for treats and games.

Monday Kelly and John had all 4 kids all day and then they even fed them all dinner after Eldon got off work. The kids were very excited about riding the 4 wheeler and being pulled on the sled by the 4 wheeler. They always LOVE going to Kellys!

Tuesday the girls went to school and Grandma and Grandpa had the boys again. They made sure Andrew got to school also. Then Grandma fixed waffles for dinner, Andrew's all time favorite dinner! He is pretty spoiled by his Grandma!

Thanks to everyone who made it possible for me to help Joel with this move. We were very blessed with safety even through the thunder storms and now I can say I've been to Florida and a few other states on the way!

Thanks also to my sweet husband who supports all my hair-brained ideas like driving across the country! You are the best!


Mary said...

Sare, you are so cute! I love you. You look amazing. I'm so proud of all your hard work!

Jean McKendrick said...

I am glad you had such a fun trip! I wish it would've been closer to where I live. Your toes are super cute! It's funny, it has been cold here, we are all in long sleeves and long pants. Was it really warm enough to wear those flip flops?? "_

Sara said...

Naples is southern florida. Is was drizzling and overcast until right before we got there. But it warmed up to about 80 and there were people laying out on the beach. Crazy to think of that in January.

Greg and Heather said...

sounds like a fun trip! too bad you didn't get to stay in florida longer. especially with this cold weather here. cute toes!