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!
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