Sunday, July 14, 2019

Heading to Idaho

Saturday June 1, 2019
We left Savannah, GA to return to Idaho by way of the southern route.

After driving through rainstorms in the Florida panhandle we made it to the hotel in Port Allen, LA Saturday evening and enjoyed a lovely Sunday morning with our church family in Plaquemine. 

We left after church and drove over to DeRidder, LA where we had a delightful visit and spent the night with Jordan and Janet Evans and their sweet family. 
Monday it was on to Texas!
We drove about 10 hours and spent the night in Ft. Stockton.
Tuesday June 4, 2015
We drove to Mesa, AZ where we spent 2 nights with Cali. It was such an enjoyable visit which included going to the beautiful Gilbert, AZ Temple.

And a delectable dinner with Cali and Alan.

We left Thursday morning and drove through the beautiful Arizona Desert. Because of the heavy trailer Darryl was pulling with his truck we decided not to take the high mountain road through Flagstaff, but went the "low" road through Las Vegas. 

The only time I have driven this road was a night, so I didn't realize the amazing desert vistas I was missing. I thoroughly enjoyed the drive.

The temperature did keep climbing higher and higher as they day went on. 

Between Las Vegas and St. George the heat got pretty intense, but it didn't last very long.

By the time we got to central Utah this temperature actually felt cool.

In Utah we spent a couple of nights with Hillary and Jake and the boys.

Friday morning seemed a little bit cold to me. Okay, I'll be honest.. it felt very cold!

By Saturday we made it to Jesse and Kelly's, the place we call home in Idaho. It was so nice to stop driving and rest for a while.
 I love this view through Jesse's picture window in her kitchen!
You know what they say, "No rest for the wicked and the righteous don't need it". Well, we are grateful for Sunday and the day of rest, because on Monday June 10th we had to transfer one of our storage rooms. 
It took all day but it was worth it as I talked Darryl into taking us to Garcia's II and I ordered my favorite, a seafood/shrimp cocktail. 

Tyree and Clancy enjoyed showing grandpa how they play on their trampoline.

On Thursday we watched Tyree play her soccer game. She scored the first goal!

Gideon and Parker came to watch with us!

Clancy cheers her sister on with Dad!

Gideon enjoying the game.

I took Gideon and Parker to Utah to meet up with her mom while she was there running the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay. While I was at Hillary's I tried my hand at abstract art. It's harder than it looks.

We also enjoyed having smores with Jake and the boys.

Oh... and I enjoyed my very first Brigham Brew Root Beer!

Saturday morning Gideon, Parker and I drove up to Heber City, Utah and met up with Cali, Alan and their Ragnar Team.

Time sure flies when you're having fun. Cali and Alan spent the night at Hillary and Jake's with us and Sunday Morning I took them to the airport. After Church I packed Gideon & Parker in the car, kissed Hillary and the boys goodbye and headed back to Idaho, because tomorrow Darryl and I leave for our next job!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Four Days in Savannah

Monday - Memorial Day
May 27, 2019
Since Monday was a holiday Darryl and I spent the weekend and most of Monday in North Carolina, after all, he and Jacob had a very special project to build.

It's the Tree House Masters.... sort of.

Jacob had been promising to build his kids a tree house for a couple of years. This was the perfect weekend to bring that promise to fruition.

And oh how the kids love it. 

Later that week Jacob put railings around the porch deck and a light inside, and now the kids don't want leave it. Darryl and I left Monday afternoon to go to Savannah to load 3 Semi's for dome.

On Tuesday Darryl finished work early and we spent the afternoon touring Savannah. The last time I was in Savannah was in August of 2009 and because of my bad hip I was in a scooter chair, which really limited my touring. This time I was able to walk all over town. For Lunch we went to 
"The Lady and Sons", Paula Deen's restaurant. I must say this was the best dish of Shrimp and Grits I have ever eaten. It was delectable!

We enjoyed the day and this beautiful city.

The Georgia Queen River Boat.

The Washington Guns. These cannon were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown and were presented to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington.

The Savannah Cotton Exchange.

Wednesday and Thursday were long, hot days spent loading the semi's.

We finished our work about noon on Friday so Darryl and I went to Tybee Island to enjoy the sun, sand a surf. The water was warm and the sun even warmer. Ahhhh.... 

 After a couple of hours the sky clouded up and the wind started to blow, so we packed up and drove over to the Tybee Island Light Station. I just happened to snap a couple of great shots of the lighthouse. 

Our work done, the following day we packed up and headed west, finally on our way back to Idaho. 

Our 1st Grandchild Graduates!

We drove from Williamsburg, VA to Iron Station, and Lincolnton, North Carolina to spend the weekend Shiloh and Cami's family and to attend Emily's Graduation from High School.
Saturday May 25, 2019

Emily was asked to give the invocation.

There were 40 students in her graduating class.

Emily's boy friend, Mikey, brought her flowers.

 Emily and her 9 siblings.

Shiloh and Jason stayed up late making her special graduation leis of candy and money. Darryl (holding Wesley) and I with our graduate.

Emily with her Grandpas...

..and, with her Grandma's and Aunt Cindy Meeker.

Afterwards her family had a wonderful open house at their home in honor of their graduate. 
Preston with Grandma Cindy

Many of Emily's friends and even some of her teachers came by to congratulate her.

Cindy Marie getting her Wesley snuggles.

Marshall Doc and Isabelle enjoying the hammock swing.

Grandpa Darryl enjoying his grandchildren.

It was a lovely day for a cookout.

Congratulations Emily!
We are very proud of you!