Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy.

~ Mother Teresa

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dinner on the road

Dinner at Wendy's in Reno
Jestin was super grumpy because #1 I wouldn't let him drive and #2 because he was hungry, so we pulled over and got something to eat at the kids favorite fast food place!
To cheer him up, I finally handed over the keys and let him take the wheel (3 days post-op... *gulp*)
He drove for about an hour before he pulled over and admitted he shouldn't be driving.
We drove over the Donner Pass in the dark... the outlines of the trees were amazing even in the dark with the moon light shining on them! Can't wait to see it in the day!
We arrived at Kayelani and Daniel's about 1:00 in the morning.
*whew* what a trip!
The small car was bearable and the snack boxes were perfect!
Let's PLAY!!

1st Stop - Bonneville Salt Flats

This first official stop on our trip was at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
The kids wandered down in the 106 degree weather to explore the salt...
Mom and Dad set up lunch at the picnic tables.
Cody & Caleb finding cool chunks of sparking salt.
Everyone came back to the table to start eating, but Caleb was enthralled! He wanted to keep exploring.
 About 5 minutes later he came running up to the table all excited! He had found a marker on the salt flat! (a permanent marker!)
We gave him a napkin to try it out on and he opened it up.
Out fell a huge marijuana joint!
Mom snagged it up and grab Caleb's hand and as she rushed him to the car to wash his hands with sanitizing wipes, dropping the joint and the marker into the trash!
Momma scrubbed his hands thoroughly.
Then his face.
He seemed confused.
After she was sure there was no ickiness upon his little body, we joined  the crew at lunch.
A few minutes later Caleb says in a relieved voice...
"OH!!! I get it! You were washing my hands for lunch!"
Uh - Yeah - Spot on little man!
Why is it always Caleb...?
Mom and Dad... ready to get back in the car and hit the road!
We got a late start and it could be after midnight by the time we reach Vacaville!

San Francisco! Here we come!!

We are super exicted!
My cousin Kayelani and her hubby Daniel have invited us to come visit them and spend a week playing and exploring with them!
Aunt Becky & Uncle Kevin (and Amanda & Jake) will be there visiting as well!
12 people sharing a 2 bedroom apartment!
We will get to check off two bucket list items on this trip!
Heather's bucket list item was to see fireworks over San Francisco Bay.
Jestin's was to eat fish at Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39.
We plan to do both!
We bought a new (used) car a couple of weeks ago, and to save on gas money we are cramming in together to go! (You KNOW you are jealous of our fun when you see that picture right??)
It's SO gonna be worth it!
Jestin had minor surgery the Friday before we left, so Heather gets to drive us all there.
Should be an adventure!!
See you in a week!