Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Trip That Almost Wasn't

For Memorial Day weekend Tom and I decided to go to Idaho to visit his parents. I took a few days off of work to make the trip. We left on a Thursday afternoon. We had quite the time getting there but we made it and had a great time.

First we encountered snow going over the pass. It was lovely.

Then Tom noticed something wasn't right with the car. He pulled over and we had a flat tire.

The tire was really bad and couldn't be fixed. Because of various reasons we had to stay the night in Reno and get a rental car to continue our journey.
While we were in Idaho, Tom turned 60. His mom made him a lemon meringue pie to celebrate the occasion. I was surprise Tom let us have any.







The next day we went to his brother Jon's house for dinner. It was wonderful. Jon and Marilyn know how to feed people. This is the cake his mom bought for him.



While we were there we went to Shoshone Falls. It was beautiful.




Then we went to Rupert where Tom's 3 babies are buried.















When we got back to Reno on Tuesday, our car was ready and as good as new.

21 comments:

grandmamyrt said...

Those are great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Uncle Tom said...

Our return trip to Boise was via Norland/Kimama (we stopped at the Norland Store for a soda and visit with the local Mexicans) and out across the desert to Bliss - back in the day before all of the johnny come latelies were out on the northside we would visit the Norland Cafe once in a blue moon for a fat hamburger and fries - I can taste it now. Not much is said anymore about those days - someday I might write a book - I'm sure most of you would be bored by it.

Juliana said...

Well, I am glad that you guys got there and your pictures are great!

Cathy and Bob Sampert said...

Looks like a fun trip! Glad it worked out despite the weather and crazy tire! How's that bookshelf coming? :)

Jill said...

There were sure some things in the way of your trip...but you made it! How sweet you have the 3 graves on your blog...where you can keep them forever. What hard times Tom went through before finding you.

Candace said...

Aaaw....thanks for sharing these! Your photos are great. I'm glad you had a good trip despite the difficulties. Happy belated Birthday Tom! Candace~♥

Katie's Dailies said...

It's nice to see someone else likes lemon meringue pie---my dad could eat that 3 times a day, I bet!

Natalie said...

Well, I'm glad that you made it and have the pictures to remember the trip by!

Seeing those headstones made me so sad for him. I'm sure it is hard for him to see them and doesn't get easier. He's lucky to have you there with him :)

A 2 Z said...

Hi Karen,

I hope I'm responding back on the right blog. I just wanted to thank your for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. That was very touching. I just read your present post. Its quite sad to see the 3 tombstone heads.

Anne-Marie

Denise said...

Lovely pictures! We have had trip like that in the past, some of our best trips have started out badly.

I'm a new follower, I found you from the Over 40 blog hop & look forward to getting to know you better.

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Audrey said...

Love the photo of the falls! Glad you made it safe and sound, even with the flat tire.
Have a great weekend!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Found you thru Friday Follow. Such a straightforward blog. I like it. I'll be back. Happy Birthday to Tom. He sure did get his sweet rewards: pie AND cake!
Rosemary

Connie said...

So glad your trip to Idaho turned out after all you went through to get there.
I am stopping by from Follow Friday 40 and Over.

I am off to become one of your newest followers.
(I am LDS too)

Hugs,
Connnie

Rachael said...

What a trip!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I just found you from Never Growing Old's Over 40 Blog Hop. I'm enjoying visiting your blog.
Nancy
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Gretchen Seefried said...

Beautiful trip! 3 sweet babies in heaven. One day they will be reunited. One day!

Alicia said...

Oh wow! Although there was a little bump in the road, it looks like you had a nice getaway. And just like another blogger stated, he will see his babies again one day.

Double Wide Mom said...

your background is so festive! This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your heart.

Susan said...

I'm glad it was a good trip (though seeing the headstones got me a little teary-eyed). Happy Birthday Tom.

Kris said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip and happy belated birthday to Tom! I love Shoshone Falls. So, so pretty! Wow, Tom has been through so much. I really enjoyed reading this post.

mle said...

Hi Karen!
I don't know how I missed this post! Your trip was certainly full of adventure... and yummy food : ) thanks, too, for sharing such personal moments at the cemetery. & thank you for stopping by and offering kind words of encouragement on my little pursuits! happy 4th *your background is very patriotic!*