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Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break

For Spring Break this year we fled to sunny southern Utah so that we could feel the blaze of the hot sun on our faces. Ironically we were caught in a snow storm on the interstate and watched semi-trucks, passenger vans, and cars sliding off of the road all around us. Fellow travelers were panicked in Beaver and we were all concerned that we would be stranded somewhere along the road or that the roads would be closed leaving us nowhere to go until the storm ended. We said a prayer and felt comforted that we would make our destination. Sure enough after Cedar City the snow suddenly stopped and we were able to go faster than 4o mph. Before setting out, we had debated about having our snow tires traded over for regular tires.

Thankfully we hadn't since it was what made the difference of staying on the road versus taking a nose dive off of the freeway into a snowbank. Liam was so good and seemed to sense his parents stress and he chillaxed in the back seat watching movies and playing games while Bill battled the bad driving conditions. I am so glad Bill was driving and that he was able to handle the chaos with his usual confidence.

It was a huge relief to finally make it to St. George in the wee hours of the morning. Some highlights of our trip was that

  1. We enjoyed playing in the sun and wearing shorts in March, that was really exciting!
  2. We ate out at some great places,
  3. Went swimming with a saran-wrapped-broken- arm- boy.
  4. Enjoyed Moab and Zions National Park.
  5. We squeezed in some shopping
  6. With lots and lots of sight seeing.
  7. We even saw a great Dinosaur museum with fossils and dinosaur foot prints.
It was really neat! Liam had just covered the letter "D" in school the week before. His creative teachers had themed that week Dinosaur week and Liam was SOOOO excited to have his picture taken with dinosaur fossils. He kept saying, "I can't wait to show my friends and teachers the T-Rex! We had a memorable trip,it was fabulous despite the crazy driving conditions we went through to make it to sunny southern Utah. It was rejuvenating to spend quality time with my two fellas while feeling the warm of the sun on my face, it was wonderful and truly memorable.


Jana Perkins said...

Love the new blog header! I'm glad you got a chance to get away. Looks very warm down there. Awww, spring!

~Our Family~ said...

Sounds like so much... I don't think my kids would really love to go sight seeing that much.. We were going to go to St george too for spring break but I doubt we will now, there isn't much to do there for little kids besides sight seeing.. Anyway it looks nice and warm though I want to go so place warm....

Michele said...

Sounds like a great vacation! I would love to go somewhere sunny and a little warmer! Thankfully warmer weather is just about here.

Courtney said...

That is so awesome! I wish we did this when we were going to school. It is no secret we could use the break! Glad you made it there okay. Sounds scary.