A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CaNeUt Summer Vacation Day 1

We're home!  Most summers, we go visit family in Nevada.  The last few summers, my kids have also gone to summer camp with my Dad & Step Mom's church there.  This year, we changed things up a bit.  Paul and I drove the kids to Nevada and the next day, left them and our van with the grandparents while we hopped into my step mom's cute little car and headed onward to Utah for a few days while the kids were at camp.

Jack and Paul wore their road tripping shirts for the drive.  We left home at 7 a.m. and got there after 3 p.m.

One of our stops along the way was at Donner.  There's a scenic rest area, and everyone is happy to stretch their legs and go potty.

The views were gorgeous.  We saw snow on the mountaintops in all 3 states we visited.

It was so pretty, we stopped again a little further down the road to take a few more pictures.

That's Donner Lake behind Brianna and I.

 We stopped again, later, at Scheels.  The kids love the giant fish tanks.

Scheels is an outdoors store.  Hunting, fishing, hiking, all that sort of stuff.  It's got a lot of cool displays, too.  This time, there were several presidents on display that give speeches.  It's a little like Disneyland.

One last stop to fuel the van in Fallon before heading out to the middle of nowhere.  We travel along "the loneliest road in America" for a while, before turning off to more deserted roads.  Nevada takes nothingness to an art form.  No traffic, no trees, no power/phone lines, just miles and miles of sagebrush, with mountains in the distance.

It's always so nice to finally arrive.  Good to get out of the car, good to see family, good to be so warmly welcomed.

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  1. Looks like a good road trip! Love the t-shirt! :)

    1. :) Sam's road trip shirt from last year was my favorite, but it got lost. "Road trip? Alpaca bag!" with an alpaca on it.