It's been so long since I went on a long road trip. And it's been so long since I was on a long road trip out west. Everything was beautiful and new.
We drove from Salt Lake City to Lava Hot Springs Idaho.
It was nice that Shane was driving. Minna and I shared the backseat with Hannah.
From the backseat I could see:
Pretty much the only things to do at Lava Hot Springs have to do with water.
We had a ton of fun with our Family. I just wish the reunion was a day longer, it would give me more time to get reacquainted with all my cousins. Not all of them were there and I still didn't even get to talk to some of them. Candice ended up posting a ton of photos of the reunion, go take a look. Be sure to scroll down and see the synchronized swimming routine video by our family.
Then back to Provo. One of the most fun things about the whole trip is when we went to "Jump On It" to entertain the little kids. Well needless to say Shane and I probably had more fun than they did.
It was also Sharalee's birthday while we were there. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)
At the end of our trip we went up into the mountains with Tony and his wife Jocelyn.
It was very muddy
We were up very high. It was very beautiful.
The remainder of the trip was filled with no sleeping red-eye flights. No one felt like taking any photos, so we have none.
I ended up taking a jumpseat from Salt Lake to Vegas, then taking a jumpseat again from Vegas to JFK. That was the red-eye portion. Then I tried to go to work the next day. Around lunch time I actually went into a conference room and took a little nap.
It was a hard trip but family is always worth it.
The photo album is here.