Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Vacation - part 1

We are back from Summer Road Trip Number One. While we had a fantastic time, right now all I really feel is tired. :) We both went back to work on Wednesday, and let me tell you it felt like a long week! I'm so glad it's Friday and we can relax and be lazy.

Dan's parents arrived Wednesday evening. They graciously offered to house- and dog-sit while we were off on vacation. And we are go grateful for them!

We left bright and early on Friday morning (pulled out of the driveway at 4:59 am), and headed North. It felt like we drove and drove and drove... and we hadn't escaped Texas yet! We had decided ahead of time that we would make some stops along the way.

The first stop was in Oklahoma City, 8 hours into our trip.

The Oklahoma City temple. Definitely a small temple. It was right across the parking lot from a stake center, and it wasn't much bigger! It's parked right in the middle of a modest sub division. I didn't take too many photos of this one.

After a short walk, we got back in the car and continued North. Our first venture into Kansas! Hmm... not much to say about Kansas, other than they charge you $8 to drive their parkway from one end of Kansas to the other. I didn't find this very inviting.

From Kansas we made our way to Nebraska, where we spent the night in Omaha.

{stay tuned}


Adam said...

Road trips are great! We tend plan quick stops along the way to make it go quicker. Did you guys make a road trip music mix? I look forward to reading about the rest of the trip.

Chrystal said...

Hi! We didn't make a music mix. But we did try a book-on-CD this time and I found it VERY helpful. Not sure if Dan enjoyed quite as much as I did, though. :)