Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trip Hits Home

July 22nd 2011
This is the day and end of our most memorable vacation of our lives. We had to say good-bye AGAIN! Oh, I start missing them before I even leave.

Today is beautiful. I wish we could just take-off and maybe take the long way home just so that our trip won't end already. I want to go around that old bend near the airport in St. George.

We didn't have the time and Steve needed to be at his class. I knew right where a Menchie's Yogurt was in St. George and took my husband right to it. I was set for the day, really, Then I was looking at a map and "low and behold"  I saw right-off Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra Blvd. in Las Vegas, was another yogurt shop and Steve did want to stop and this time returned with a yogurt for himself, too. I know in my mind how this city thrives, but really, this whole downtown makes no sense.

I was glad to see the Barstow sign because we didn't want to get home at midnight. We arrived at home about 7:30 pm. and stepped out of our car to be met by cool ocean breezes and enough time to carry what we needed into the house before dark. We're so tired.
Steve and I listened to three large novels on our trip. So fun and we'll do that again! We didn't have any access to the Internet almost the whole trip unless we were "hooked-up" in the places we were staying for the night. The cellphone service was off and on and most of the time "off" and the easy way to do my blog was writing it down or catching a bit of time, late on the places we stayed and my family's computers in Arkansas and Utah. I have to say having 4G in Little Rock, Arkansas was a first for our phones. We don't EVEN have that here in Los Angeles. Arkansas' image is not at all what is real and true. Little Rock is prosperous, fancy, very clean, and very modern.

The sweetest part of the whole trip was moving quickly through Oklahoma and surprising our daughter and family in Mayflower. I had yearned to hold our new baby granddaughter, Susan. I'm so grateful for Chip and Bree naming her after me. I'm so thankful and so blessed in so many ways. Our meeting with family members and doing genealogy was precious.

Holding and meeting with our loved ones gives us the true understanding and feelings of the term, "Joy In Your Posterity"

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