Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Grannie & Pop's Excellent Idaho Adventure

A sweet picture.
Rock on Colby, our newest addition.
Most of us, just missing Dan & Kris

The collage of the trip:

A few months ago we knew Kris and Eliza were going to have little Colby. So, Eliza said come when the kids are out of school for potato harvest. So the plans were made....

So, off we went on Saturday october 4th at 7 o'clock in the morning. We were trying to drive it in one day. We arrived Sunday morning at 2:30 a.m. We didn't unload, just quietly crept in the house and jumped in Gracie's bed. Sooo glad two old foogies made on our own. We listened to conference and visited and hugged alot.

On Monday, Pops and I went with Michelle to pick up Dan at school. Then we drove around and saw a few Rexburg sights. One of them was this house built in the shape of a boat. The story is after the Teton Dam broke and flooded their house, they decided to flood proof their house. Hence, the house shaped like a boat.

Later in the afternoon we took the kids on a walk to the Nature Park not too far from their house. We fed the ducks, and discovered that it was close to the south fork of the Teton River and a campground. How great to be able to go camping five minutes from your house.....

Monday night for family home evening, we went to the Museum of Idaho and saw a bunch of stuff about the Pharoahs.

Tuesday we went to the Teton Flood Museum and learned a bunch of interesting things. I bought a book by a lady who went through the flood. I gained a deep appreciation for the people of the Rexburg area and the saints and others who helped them recover. I even asked Kris' grandma, Dora Waltz about her experience. I could tell that even after all these years it was still difficult for her to talk about. She said that on a warm, sultry day you could still smell the flood mud.

On Wednesday, Michelle and Dan had the day off, so we went to Mesa Falls. It was actually where they started to fall in love. It was a beautiful spot only an hour and a half away from home. On the way home, there was a spot to stop and feed the fish. That was great fun to see the fish jump out of the water to eat our bread.

On Thursday, we just went and did some shopping. I made Miche and Dan an autumn wreath for their door. Oh my gosh, Dan's mom has horses and we got to go horse back riding. For Lo it was great to see him having so much fun. Dan's parents; Tom and Dotty are just the best.

On Friday, we attended the new Rexburg Temple with the kids and Dan's mom, Dotty.

Saturday, Kris was off and we all went to Yellowstone Park. It was Dan's first time to go. It snowed and we almost slid off the canyon road. Kris made us some hot chocolate for the trip. It was great. We timed it just right to see Old Faithful going off.

On Sunday, they blessed the baby and gave talks too. They were masterpieces. We love them and miss them sooo much. It was a great trip.

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