Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Driving to Delaware!

Alright. Alright. Alright! Yes we did drive all the way to Delaware; the very first state! We ended up leaving Queen Creek, AZ to Golden Valley, AZ (where both our mother's live) and then days later went up to American Fork, Utah to stay with Jason's grandparents, Bud and Dixie, who live next to the Mount Timpanogos Temple. It was an Easter General Conference and we were able to hear it on the radio.
So DAY ONE: We left American Fork, UT around 8:00am and it was already snowing!

Weather was crazy until we entered Wyoming. Here is something unusual that we saw; have you ever?

Not every day that you see a boat being towed when there's SNOW!
There were SO many museums that interested me very much. They even had a Fire Station Museum! And something about the Platte River in which my brother-in-law, Adam Spilsbury, has an ancestor named for because he fell in the river as a baby only being four days old I believe. Alma Platte his name is. Platte rhymes with "flat". We planned to stay the night in Lincoln, Nebraska. But instead, we went all the way to Omaha, NE making the trip a little over a thousand miles. Kaymi did swell being that she was only 4 months old and slept all the time. (I'll never do THAT again) She also did well being crammed in the back seat with stuff on both sides of her. The only way we could get her out was through the front seat.
 Is there a car seat in there somewhere?

AHHA! Yes there is.

So many corn fields!
Late that night I began to be funny from the lack of sleep. I told Jason to just wait a "CORN pickin' minute!" He didn't think that was funny -so I he must have not gotten it coming from the city. So then I said, "I wonder what CORNy recipes they have to come up with to spice things up."  He didn't think that was funny either.
Hardly seemed as though I had enough sleep -yet we left at 8 or 9am. The continental breakfast was nice.
And we're off! So many rocks had been kicked up at us that our windshield cracked. We ended up detouring to cross the Mississippi River. We stayed in Cincinnati, OH.
 Crossin' the Mighty Mrs. Sipp!

We left at 7:30 am to Wilmington, Delaware! Boy and that last ride began just to drag on. Ya know, after being in the car two days straight. Rumors of T-storms spread on the news, but none were met. I was surprised to see more cornfields all across Illinois & Iowa as well. And then:
THERE'S MY BACKYARD! We made it to Delaware at 6:45pm.