Saturday, July 26, 2008

Are we there yet?

What I wouldn't give to be able to go to sleep tonight and wake up in Washington. Moving is too stressful. And top it off with the fact that we are trying to maximize out military benefits before losing them, and we have been busy, busy, busy. In the last 10 business days we have had 11 doctors appointments. There were 3 in the week before that and there will be 3 more this next week. It's getting old. But if my teeth would just decide to be normal I could stop going to them all.

I've been neglecting organizing my house and getting ready for the move. I made it through the bedrooms and sorting out clothes, and then I gave up. I really wanted to get rid of all the toys the kids don't play with any more, but I've lost my oomph. At this point the movers can just pack it and I'll get rid of it later.

So instead of planning for the move, I planned our road trip instead. We've got all sorts of fun things planned. First we're going to Memphis so Anton can run a 50 mile race. He's crazy. Then we're going to Louisiana to hang out with my cool sis for a while. Then we're going to hit up Austin, TX and the Texas hill country. Then on to Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell, NM. That last one was my choice. The UFO Museum is a must see. Then we'll be cruising on through Colorado. We haven't decided what fun we're going to have there yet. Next up will be Dinosaurland in Utah before moving on to SLC. We'll be staying there for a few weeks to visit with family and friends. And then because Anton has never been to Yellowstone, we're going to head up that direction. A brief stop in Montana, and we'll finally make it to Washington, 4000 miles and 48 hours of driving later. But at current gas rates it should only cost us about $600 in gas. A lot cheaper than plane tickets.

I'm really excited about this itinerary. If any of you live along our proposed trail, we'd love to stop and say hi, if you want. Especially all you Utah folks! Drop me a line and we'll get together!

I'm not sure how much blogging I'll get in until we're actually on the road. This next week is going to be busy. So hang in there and I'll promise I'll eventually post something worth seeing. The UFOs will be so worth the wait.

8 comments:

Lucy said...

As long as the route is, I'm nowhere near it. But enjoy your trip... True family memories are about to be made!

We too are maximizing our departure from the military with Dr. appt.s galore - can't beat no copays!

Amy said...

Let me know when you'll be in the SLC area (we're in West Jordan). We would love to see you on your way through.

Sarah said...

I'd love to see you when you come through Utah! We're in Lehi, by point-of-the-mountain. Let me know !

Stephanie said...

Yay for moving to Washington! Sounds like we will get there before you with your awesome road trip. We'll get there the end of August. Let me know when you arrive and where you are living. If you need anything, I don't think we're too far apart. And we'll definitely have to have you over for dinner in our new house. Have a fun trip, good luck moving, and say goodbye to Florida! Finally, huh?

Jamie & Brian said...

Stop here!!! We're near Salt Lake and would LOVE to see you!

Chapman Family said...

Hey, so no plans for CO, huh? We won't be there, but that is where we grew up. The mountains (of course) are awesome! If you go through C. Springs, you can go to the Garden of the Gods for free. . . if you need any more info, just let me know. I can help!

Andrea said...

YEAH, one last visit then I will be back to no family near me, forever. I was really hoping to have you here a bit longer. I am selfish like that. Boo hoo hoo. :(

I will be excited to see the UFO pictures!!

Hadlock Hideaway said...

Awesome! I totally would love to meet up.. I also live in Lehi near the point of the mountain, just south of Thanksgiving Point! Give me a ring, my number is on the Westlake Ward site. Washington should be loads of fun! Have fun on your trip!