Friday, August 5, 2011

Road trip, the final days

Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to finishing up our road trip adventure.  We got our puppy and were super busy with the trainer and then got plagued with the stomach flu.  One at a time we dropped like flies.  Luckily I was on the mend when Bekah got it so I could care for her.  That is a blog for another day, now on to the finale of our road trip...

Yellowstone Natonal Park was our next destination.  We spent the night in West Yellowstone and the next day touring the park.  The sulfur and I did not get along well.  As we approached Old Faithful, I began to feel achy and nauseated.  I thought I was coming down with the flu.  I began to panic with my first thoughts going to Bekah.  Managing D on the road is tough enough but an illness and D was more than I could wrap my little brain around.  As we left Old Faithful I began to feel better and then as we would approach spots along the road that had more sulfur, the symptoms would come back.
You'd never know how sick I was feeling just by looking at this photo of my sister and I by Old Faithful

Our stop for that night was Idaho Falls.   On the way to the hotel from Yellow Stone, our transmission crapped out on us.  We had 2nd gear so we eeeked our way to Idaho Falls to the hotel.  The next morning was Saturday so many places were closed.  After doing much research and brain racking we decided that the best option would be to rent a U-haul big enough to tow our car home and then rent another car to drive.  Jason and Josh drove the U-haul and my dad decided to drive me and the other kids in the rented car.  We could have traded off but he insisted on driving the whole time.  We got home safe and our tranny was under warranty so we got it fixed with in a few days at no cost to us. 

All in all our road trip was an amazing unforgettable experience!  We had some good, bad and ugly all in the mix but that is what makes the adventure right?!  I am so thankful to my parents for giving us such a great family gift to get to go on this trip!  It was absolutely incredible!

1 comment:

  1. Wow....what an adventure for the whole fam. Love that you said "the good, the bad, and the ugly" are right, it is what makes it "family" and an "adventure".