May 18, 2009

On the Road to Zion.

Tomorrow, we are packing up the family and heading out for our first roadtrip as a foursome. I'm so excited for the destinations, but a little anxious about the actual driving. Myer doesn't do super well in the car for longer amounts of time. We'll be driving 10 hours to Denver, where I will get to see some friends and check out a city I've been told I will love. I am so excited to see it! And the people I love who live in it!

After a couple of days there, we will pack up again and drive another 8 hours to southern Utah, where my parents have just recently built a house and moved. My friends Rebecca and Randy will be following us out there from Denver, and both my brothers and my sister-in-law and my brother's girlfriend erin will meet us out there too. We'll be celebrating Jaxon & Doodad's birthdays- Jaxon is turning 30 on the 29th, and my dad will be turning 60 on the 30th. So, big cause to paaaarty!

I can't wait to see their house.

Just check out these views that are waiting for us:



Ummmm... how amazing is this?? This is the view from their patio. Those rock formations are just part of a little place I like to call Zion National Park. It's like we're going to a luxury vacation destination... only it's my mom & dad's house! Crazy.

Here's the latest development... We were only going to be able to stay in UT for a couple of days because Chris is really busy with work and needs to get back home, but I just checked the price of one-way tickets from the Vegas airport (closest to mom & dad's house) back to OKC, and there were flights starting at $63.00. SIXTY THREE! So. I think what will end up happening is that me and the kiddos will stay a bit longer and then just fly home later. That way we can spare ourselves from the awfulness that would be a 2 day, 18 hour car trip back home with two kids. *shudder*

I'm off to do laundry and start packing and hit the library and playgroup and the store and....

oy vey.

i'm exhausted already.

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

10 comments:

MEGAN said...

HOW FUN! Denver is great, big city w/a small town feel. Have fun!

R-becca said...

YESSSSS!!! It is finally happening. I am so excited about our trip. Plus, I can't even describe how beautiful Zion is. I went there with my dad when I was 11 and thought this place was too beautiful to be on earth. We're going to have so much fun. Thanks again for having Randy and I join you! xoxo.

mrs boo radley said...

What a breath-taking view! I love that part of the country. Enjoy your trip(s)!!

Annie Peterson said...

It sounds beautiful! Have the most amazing time. :)

fluentbrittish said...

How exciting! I'm only about 4 hours away from Zion National Park... yet... I've never been there. I've been NEAR, though, and NEAR is good! Have a great trip! I hope your parents enjoy their new home.

lorieloo said...

so so so fun! and WOWZA what a view! can't wait to see more pics!

Christina said...

You ALL will do fine, we just got back from our Road Trip to CALIFORNIA. Yep I said California, we live in Texas. I have a 4, 2, and 4 month old. And our first day we did 14 hours! I am still amazed. But they did great and my big girls hate the car. I just brought lots of activities and held/nursed the baby a lot. We all survived and had a great time.
Good luck, you will do great. Enjoy your getaway!

skylana said...

i used to live right next to zion, in a little place called duck creek village. population 57. it was beautiful.

stina said...

i drove through colorado in april. BREATHTAKING, I TELL YOU! be prepared to be smacked in the face in the best way by His majesticness.

Piper said...

can I be a stowaway?

oh man, and I thought I couldn't miss mountains any more than I did.

HAVE FUN!