Thursday, November 26, 2009

How to Survive a 13 Hour Car Ride to Utah

Tuesday after school we left for Utah.

Bye bye Portland!

We had been praying all week for good weather and it was a beautiful, sunny day!

Mt. Hood was gorgeous as we headed out of town.  We made it to Ontario by about 9:30 p.m.and spent the night there.  We saw a little snow along the roadside but the skies were clear!!

With all the car drives we have made to Utah over the years we have learned there are some crucial items you must have in order to survive the 13 hour drive!

The first is a sack of good treats!  I made a trip to Trader Joes before we left and we had lots to snack on!  Austalian red licorice and maple cookies are a must!

Tessa had her i-pod and a few new magazines and she was a happy camper.  She also liked the fact that she got the back seat all to herself!

A portable DVD player with a season's worth of Gilmore Girls and the movie Clueless also help!

A book on tape - Twenties Girl - also kept all three of us entertained!

We arrived in Salt Lake about 2:00 p.m., made a quick stop at Tai Pan (I was in and out in about 45 minutes) and then headed down to David and Tricia's where Logan and Cali met us.  Clark worked until 6:00 p.m. and we met him at Cafe Rio for dinner. 

Cafe Rio and all my kids - it doesn't get any better!!!


Tamara said...

Wish we could be little mice and follow you around everywhere. Please give our love to everyone! Hugs from Washington!

Emily said...

Thanks for enduring! We really, really, really love having you here!