Weekend Road Trip

We spent all day Friday and Sunday driving so we could be in Nampa, Idaho for my parents’ 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday.

It took us just over 13 hours to get there. We averaged 66 mph with 5 stops on Friday, so it was a long day in the car. Lyle did all the driving. The girls were content with their earbuds in the back seat. The dog and the guinea pig went along, too, and rode in the back of our Jetta wagon. We put our car-top carrier on for luggage.

Laura and I entertained ourselves as we drove along by snapping pictures, posting them to Instagram and Facebook, and texting them to friends and family.

I love the scenery out west!

On Saturday we all gathered in my brother’s yard for family pictures.

My sister is the “real” photographer in the family, and she took the portraits.

Me? I snapped a few shots of the men with their heads under the 1949 Chevy pickup…

…and one of the yard, just because I thought it was so pretty with the morning sunlight streaming through the trees.

That afternoon we had a “party” with cake, family trivia games, and a slide-show of family pictures over the years. It was a fun day.

On Sunday morning we started home again.

We stopped to stretch our legs at Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho…

…and then headed on down the road, through the salt flats of Utah…

…and through the mountains of western Colorado…

…and made it safely home again.

It was a good trip.


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