Thursday, December 30, 2010

Idaho to Cali

December 5th 2010
Last long family 'Dog Walk' before the road trip to So Cal.
It's cold, very cold but the sun was out and we were all together. 
What more could a family ask for on a Sunday afternoon?

Dazy's bundled from neck to toe.
It's tough being a naked pupper in the winter time.

 December 6th 2010 - 8:30am
On the road with blizzards ahead!
Daphne chillin' and Dazy not quite sure what to think.

Gassin' up! In the middle of no-where Utah.
Still getting used to the Jeep... First winter with her!
Not knowing that in a few hours we'd have our first AAA phone call with a broken down Jeep...

Daphne Dog tip-toeing along the frozen ground...
Quickly ready to load back up.

Yep, now broken down in Payson, Utah...
Only 6hrs into our supposed 16hr drive...
Turns out one of the battery terminals was warn out.
1hr of waiting for the AAA truck.
30min at the mechanics a $16.11 charge for parts and labor and we're back on the road!

I'm pretty sure the delay was meant to be....
This is what we drove into next!!!

Sleepy time in St. George's finest Super 8 Motel.

Early morning view after stopping for a must needed Starbucks beverage!

 Down the road the fog has lifted and we most definitely are not in Idaho anymore!

 Passed the mountains and visual stimulation...
Back to snoozin'... 
Have to catch up after experiencing travel hotel sleep... or non-sleep!

 Freeway through Vegas at 9:30am!

A must stop if the roller coaster is up and running. My wife made me stop and ride with her about 5 years ago on our 3500 mile road trip. I was more scared to ride this roller coaster than I was to Bobsled for a week in Lake Placid for a 'Push Camp' that I so luckily slid in to. (no pun intended:)
Let me tell you, Primm's roller coaster made me believe I can make it through anything!

Daphne slept sitting up most of the way.

Are we there yet?!?!?!
Thinking we had a couple hours left...
Not so much...

Yes, we finally made it after taking a wrong turn on the freeway above LA...
Take the San Diego freeway.
Laguna Beach bound, not Hollywood!

Finally, we made it...
After roughly a 20hr road trip (ONE WAY)!
What a reward! 
Aunt Meegs, 80 degrees and playing at the ocean for the first time.

Stay tuned for more adventures from the Cali Trip!
Lots of firsts were crossed off the list:)

1 comment:

  1. So very cool babe...glad the trip was so adventurous for you, next time I'll be road trippin' right beside you! :0)