Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Road Trip Home
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.
I DON'T WANNA GO BACKKK.
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!