The One with Driving to Utah


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We made it to Utah!

We either wanted to drive overnight while Fox was sleeping or leave super early in hopes that he'd still sleep most of the way. Since neither of us can stay up past 11 without using toothpicks to hold our eyes open we decided to go with the early morning option. So we woke up this morning at 3am. Yup. 3am. Since I knew I had to wake up at an unseasonable hour I had a hard time falling asleep until 2am. Oh well. We got up, packed everything in the car, awoke the boy from his deep slumber, grabbed the dog from the comfort of his cozy bed, and off we went! Fox was totally awake for like an hour before he fell asleep for an hour.
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A beautiful sunrise.
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To pass the time we watched Home Alone 1 and 2.
We passed through Sin City around 7:30am.
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It seems like all planes pass over Vegas to get to their final destination - the sky was completely filled with cloud streaks made from airplanes - so cool!
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Awesome canyons.
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Here you go Chris. Proof that there were spots where we could go 80mph.
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At long last the Wasatch Mountains came into view! The end is in sight!
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For the drive we brought a gazillion little toys and knick knacks (or snickers snackers as Gloria from Modern Family calls them) to keep Foxy entertained. Sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn't. Overall I'd say he was a pretty good boy. Towards the end he was sooo done but he gave up and went to sleep. He made himself comfortable, funny guy.
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As we drove down Center Street we caught a glimpse of the new Tabernacle being turned into a temple.
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We made it to the Warners around 2pm local time - 9 hours of driving.
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I pretty much dropped off my stuff, kissed Chris and Fox goodbye, then Allie and Tanya and I were off to the American Crafts Warehouse Sale in American Fork.
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There was so much more stuff than I could have ever imagined!
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Ribbon galore!
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An entire wall of Thickers! Heaven on earth!
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We filled our cart (this was the damage from just the first two aisles...) and checked out.
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I'm so tempted to go back! But I know I shouldn't... My wallet (and husband) will thank me later.

Back at the Warners, Allie helped cook dinner of twice baked potatoes and French dip.
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They tasted as good as they look.
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It was just like old times when we'd come over every Sunday for lunch!
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Fox was so done with the day by 7pm.
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We love Provo and are super glad to be back if only for a few days!

17 comments

  1. Wow. those pictures of the canyon are amazing. The A.C. sale was incredible. I mighhht need to go there again. We're going to have so much fun this weekend!

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  2. aw, poor foxy was just so tired. but the food was QUITE delicious!! so much fun looking at all of those beautiful crafts and seeing you and allie get so excited! ha

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  3. GREAT pictures! And that Thickers wall...OMG!!

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  4. LOVE your way of telling your happening of your travel and shopping! Wow, I would LOVE to shop at the warehouse! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. WOW!! Those photos were gorgeous - and I especially love the one of Fox relaxing in his car seat!! Glad you had a safe drive - and enjoy your time in Utah!!

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  6. Great photos of the drive, especially the jet contrails above Las Vegas.

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  7. Is that a Shiba Inu?
    Gorgeous pics! That sunrise! The canyons! The AC Warehouse! Stunning! :)

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  8. Welcome back, Paige. Hope you enjoy your trip. Are you going to swing by the new office?

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  9. The pictures of the trip are incredible, and I got a chuckle out of Fox in his "comfort zone"! But I am sooooooooooooo envious of you going to the American Crafts warehouse sale...::sigh::

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  10. Those are BEAUTIFUL pics of the sky/nature/the drive--and that pic of Fox sitting in his seat is just too cute! He is just lounging! I am soooooooo jealous of your trip to the AC sale!! I'm drooling over those thickers! Happy THANKSGIVING!!!

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  11. Whoa my goodness, that looks like an awesome trip! I seriously think I will need to drive in from TX next time they have a warehouse sale, because that. looks. amazing.

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  12. I am so looking forward to the day when I can turn Evie's car seat around! Tell Fox it would have been a lot worse if he just had to stare at the seat for nine hours. He's still cute! Happy Turkey Day!

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  13. The photos are amazing!! Love the scenery :) I will go crazy in the scrapbook store!! TFS

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  14. your baked potatoes are making me really really hungry....I wanna visit the canyon :D they are beautiful. I'm off to get a ticket to Utah now, I'm crying infront of my monitor when I saw the Thickers and the huge space of the sale....

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  15. are you still in town? i would LOVE to see you... interested in dinner? I won't forget you don't eat green and ask you to bring a salad again ;)

    seriously, if you have time lets stop by AC or grab lunch or I'll make you something. text me.

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  16. awww pictures are so cute!
    i love the landscapes =)

    baby boy looks like he had
    a blast in his car seat <3

    are you and TJ related love?
    i follow her too and i saw
    her in the last pic =D!



    xoxo
    Melina
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  17. Cool pics! Thanks for always documenting all of our holidays and vacations! It's fun to relive them on the blog.

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