Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Road Trip Home

3052 miles.

47 hours.

15 states.

5 stops.

2 people.

1 adventure.

Yes, today is Greg's last day at JnJ, and on Friday, we are headed home (to our temporary home, Idaho Falls.  Eventually we'll make it back to Provo).

To be honest, I don't want to leave.  No offense to all our family/friends in the West, but I would very much like to stay here.  I will miss our ward.  I will miss the ocean. I WILL MISS THE ALLIGATORS, DANGIT. After 6 months and the prospect of knowing we could very well return to Jacksonville in a year or so for a job, I feel like we fit in here.


Okay, Greg has gently been reminding me to have a good attitude.  So, rant over.

As you can see, we are making quite the meandering journey across the United States in order to get home.  Greg's brother Morgan and his wife Stephanie live in Vienna, VA, so we are going to go see them and their baby Alexander for a few days and see the sights in DC.  We've both been before, but it will be fun to go again!  And then, of course, we have to go to the church sites in Kirtland.  I've never been there before!  Should be fun! Then we will go see Greg's brother Kellen and his wife Calise in Benton Harbor right on Lake Michigan.  A shout-out to Patrick, Reed, Mady, Ellie, and Claire, who we are STOKED to visit!

Then we are meeting up with my parents in Nauvoo, which should be really fun.  It will be so nice to see my family again, and get to experience everything in Nauvoo with them. Greg and I took a church history class with Susan Easton Black during my last semester at BYU, so I feel like we have a lot of inside information about the significance of the sites there.  Also, I'd like to be able to see the Nauvoo Temple. 

After that, we will be camped in Idaho Falls for a few weeks just hanging out with Greg's parents and waiting for the contract on our new apartment in Provo to open up.  I plan to eat at Reed's Dairy at least 17 times while I'm there.  Brown cow, anyone?

Hopefully I'll be able to post a few pictures while we are traveling across the country, but I make no promises.  Which might be just as well, because I suspect that the visual overload of our semi-interesting adventures is becoming rather tedious to some.  Still, wish Greg and I luck as we embark on the road trip of a lifetime!


  1. We are SO excited to see you guys!!! Provo won't be that bad, at least there is an end!
    Be safe driving, and enjoy your trip! See you soon!!!!

  2. This reminds me of my big adventure last summer. Enjoy every second. Then picture doing it as one adult with my four squirrely kids.
    Yeah. It was so awesome.

  3. I hope you have fun and you don't get too sick of driving. :) And hey, I love reading about your adventures! It's your blog, you can say whatever the heck you want! :)

  4. For the record, I'm definitely not sick of your "visual overload" yet!

    If you get this in time, you should have breakfast at Market Lunch, at the Eastern Market, when you're in DC. Their french toast and buckwheat pancakes are amazing!

    Have fun! - soooo happy we'll be seeing you soon!

  5. That sounds SOOO fun! We miss you already. We really do. We talked about missing you in Ward Council. Come back soon!!! xoxo