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Monday, August 18, 2008

Montana... (Part One)

Well this post is a wee late but better late than never!
We took a family vacation (Gasp! I know right?!) to visit my parents and sister in Montana. We knew that it was going to be a loooong drive with two little babies but we (well I mostly) decided it would be so worth it! The day before we left we picked up Chugo from Scout camp and on the way back home the twins screamed the entire time and I thought, there is NO possible way I am driving eleven hours listening to this! So the Hub and I came up with the brilliant idea of driving through the night. We gave ourselves a day to prep and left that very next night! The trip wasn't actually that bad at all! (well minus the squeezing our derrières into a small space (crack rather) in between the twins' car seats to soothe them back to sleep.) We were practically the only ones on the road and took our time. I recall coming over the Mountain pass into Montana while the sun was rising and being so glad we made the trip.

So I decided to mark this occasion in a couple posts as we did so much while we were there! I had lived there for 13 years and had never really done the touristy things so I was going to for sure finally get that done! I made a list of things I wanted to do while I was there and believe it or not we actually accomplished the entire list!! YAY US!

The first day we just really took it easy seeing as the hub and I had been driving the entire night before. My younger sister came over and we just chatted about what we all wanted to do and caught up on all the gossip! (I know.. me gossip right?! teehee) It was so wonderful to be there with her again! I miss her and being apart from my siblings during/after the year I had with the twins and the pregnancy was hard for me.

Moose and Bus had a fantastic time exploring Nana and Papa's house and left no nook or cranny unexplored!

(.....To be Continued)

7 comments:

Jocasta said...

Yikes that's a long drive!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I'm tellin' ya, get a DVD player. Elle used to scream bloody murder whenever she'd be in the car. I bought a DVD player and wa-la, no more screaming. Now she tries to speak spanish (thanks to Dora The Explorer) and Chinese (thanks to Ni Hao, Kai Lan). Who said tv will make their brains mush? Not me. My brain would be mush if I didn't have the DVD players because all that screaming made me LOOPY.

I love Montana, BTW...

Tracy said...

wow - I am in awe of you guys - that's great!!! I cannot wait to hear more about it all. I live far from family too, and whenever we get together it is amazing - so hard to leave that closeness.

angie said...

So glad you had a nice vacation....will be looking for more of the saga.......:)

Bonnie the Boss said...

How fun for you! I am so glad you dgot a vacation! You probably need another ine now.

Debra said...

Oh you are a super mom. NO WAY would I drive more than 3 hrs with the twins right now. I think I am more worried about what they would do to wherever we were staying more than the car drive. My parents are 27 hrs away, so it will be a LONG while b4 we go there!

girlytwins said...

That is a loooong drive but sounds very worth it. Can't wait to hear more. Cute pics too :)