summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Monday, January 11, 2016

cheyenne, wyoming...

Mirielle and I don't hate each other yet.

We drove all the way from east Iowa, through the whole state of Nebraska, to Cheyenne...

It was dark when we got here, and we did get lost once, we took a little detour down to Colorado for a bit, through a spooky little time called Julesburg...the lighting and the desolation, the whole town was tinted sepia...

We took rights and lefts down bumpy back roads under that huge prairie sky, and found our way back to the highway, with a little help from the GPS, of course.

We had burgers from a joint exclusive to Nebraska, and saw lots of black cows and corn fields.

The hot tub here at the hotel is fine, I went down by myself because Mirielle didn't want to. I got in the pool room, and there was one guy sitting there in the corner reading a huge bible, and another one in the hot tub, no one else in there. So I got into the cold pool, and reasoned with myself. I really wanted to soak in that hot water, but felt so self conscious to just go over and get in. Finally I realized that I was uncomfortable in my suit, so I took a towel, draped it over the front of me, and walked over to the hot tub. I didn't care if they thought I was cray-cray, I felt more comfortable with the towel, and since when do I care what people think anyway? Humpfph, I drove all the way out here in two days, I am not going to be scared to go in a hot tub just because of two guys.

Driving and driving...800 miles again today, not counting when we got lost, and backtracking to the hotel.

Tomorrow, Salt Lake City, Utah!


Susan R said...

I am impressed with you but then I always am! Traveling mercies to both of you.

16 blessings'mom said...

Susan, it's so good for me to do this. Little known fact: I don't like driving. If it's clear weather and I'm driving to the small city, no big deal. But traffic and unknown places and tractor trailers and the threat of bad's a huge challenge to say, "I can do this". We had really bad weather in Ohio, and oh dear...if it was like that the whole way it would be unbearable.

Maureen, we aren't going to Missouri unless we take some really wrong turns, we DID visit Colorado last night! Thank you though!

And Sarina, I will be in touch!

You guys are all too nice:)


Marilyn said...

Have a great and safe drive today. You will be on the highway we take when we head south.......the I 15all the way to Las Vegas. The road is great.........big , wide and not a lot of traffic at all. are doing well 👍

Marilyn from Canada

Jeannine Wakefield said...

Try and avoid getting into SLC during rush by hour. Went through there when

I moved my mom from Eurika, Ca to Minnesota.
Safe travels.