January 10, 2011

39 Hours...

39 Hours.
In the truck.
With my Babe.
Not a complaint to be heard.
Not by him anyway. 
Does that mean I am better company?
That's a BIG N.O.
We started off our journey on New Year's Eve at 6 a.m. (just five days after our original plans - - funerals & weather, what more needs to be said)
Thirty minutes later we came to a screeching halt on the freeway.  Our exit...CLOSED!  Not just the exit...the entire I-17 North (or that's what we thought).
Park at a McDonald's & try to figure out new game plan.
One hour later we learn we can get on I-17 15 minutes up the road, just that portion was closed due to a semi's trailer going up in flames.
Continue on our journey.
Destination Denver, Colorado.
Arrived at  10:30 p.m.
[Drum Roll, please]
That's 16.5 hours, folks!
We were welcomed with open arms & a warm meal, so who am I to complain.
This whole trip is our anniversary present to ourselves.
Four years.

Graduation present from Elyce & Anita
Fujiyama Hibachi & Sushi
Jordan's first time eating sushi.
My first time enjoying sushi.
His favorite, Dragon Roll:
{Eel & cucumber topped with avocado & caviar}
My favorite, Chicken Tempura Roll:
{Chicken tempura, cucumber, avocado, lettuce & caviar w. mayo}
A tasty graduation present.
A must when I visit Denver - Cornzapoppin.
Cheddar popcorn.
My favorite!
Final day in the Mile High City...Denver's Science Museum.
We learned a lot.
Can you tell?
Jordan with the Minx's
One of Jordan's favorite phrases, "Like a minx!"
"Jordan, how is the truck running?"
Jordan, "Like a minx!"
"Jordan, how does the hot tub feel?"
Jordan, "Like a minx!"
[You catch my drift?]
After the museum, pinkberry
[aka - Paradise for my taste buds].
After four days in Denver Jordan says, "Three words to describe this trip?"
Me, "?"
Jordan, "Movies.  Eating.  Coughing."
Me, "Fourth...Driving."
Next stop, Las Vegas, Nevada.
12.0 hours from Denver to Vegas.
Why Vegas?
BYU Basketball game.
Gotta see little bro Stephen [aka - #21] play.
With these guys.
The Dick family, Madeline, Jenna, Aaron.
Go Stephen!
GREAT game!
BEST game I've ever watched.
ONLY game I've ever watched.
[Usually I people watch.]
This game was so INTENSE, how could I NOT watch!
The crowd = FAN.ATICAL.
BYU = WINNERS!!!  Yay!
After the game, get back in the truck.
Drive 2.0 hours back to St. George, Utah.
Total driving hours for that day
14 hours.
Another l    o    n    g day.
While in St. George we visit a lot of family
& enjoy the beautiful views.
Jordan's [extra awesome] Grandparents live up on one of the bluffs & have a bird's eye view of St. George.
Love seeing the Aunts & Uncles & cousins that all live here.
Played a lot of pool.
Jordan dominated.
Miraculously, I beat him.
Bragged about it.
To everyone.
[Even you.]
Evening before we headed for home G-ma & G-pa broke out the antique record player.
Built in 1904 & sounds absolutely amazing.
Gave Grandma a workout at the crank.
An enjoyable workout, I think.
These lovebirds waltzed to the Blue Danube.
Headed home the next morning.
It took however many hours are left to equal 39 hours total round trip.
Since our vacation is now over, we are now focused on moving ourselves to Tulsa.


Nathan said...

So Elisabeth and I were looking at your post and when I saw Jordan with the Minx's (and before I read the caption) I totally said, "Like a minx!". How awesome is that!.. It's actually pretty dorky, I know, but I was laughing forever after I saw all the "like a minx" quotes under the picture.

Looks like you guys had quite the trip! Wish we could have gone to the BYU game too. I was way jealous.

Jenna said...

You should be Nate, you should be..:) Maybe if we'd had more ppl we would have shouted "Go cougs! In your faces!" in the parking lot instead of whispering it haha
I love grandma's workout at the crank..that thing is awesome!