Monday, July 27, 2009

Vacation - Day 11 - Saying Goodbye

The day we go home is always the hardest part of the trip. I hate saying goodbye to my parents because it's often a year before I get to see them again. I do wish we lived closer or they lived closer but it's just not really possible. God has us where He wants us for a reason. And I do love where we live and all our friends who have become family here. I really wouldn't trade it, I just wish I could see my mom and dad more too.

For the kids saying goodbye had to, of course, include Loo Loo Bell.

Bye Grandpa Hanery (It's Henry but Bethany says it with an accent).

In Winnemucca, where we stop for the night after six hours of driving, they have a huge playland at McDonald's. I don't care much for McDonald's but when you're starting to run low on funds and your kids have been sitting in the car for six hours it truly becomes a blessing. This is truly the best playland I've seen at any McDonald's. It's huge, has an air conditioned room with twelve or more family sized tables, and they play kids music the whole time.

I don't know how well you can see her but this is Bethany making a funny face through one of the windows.

Our room at the hotel we were staying at had two bedrooms and two tvs. Needless to say the kids were very excited about that. We were supposed to have this room on the way up too, but when we didn't get our car and had to cancel our reservation we weren't able to get the same room the next night because it was already booked.

That's it for our vacation story. Up next...Kid's Camp 2009!

1 comment:

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Saying good-by to family is so hard. I can't even imagine not seeing my family for a year. You have a great attitude about, though.

So glad you guys had such a wonderful vacation. Looking forward to seeing you guys next year!