Sunday, October 6, 2019

Great Summer Road Trip Part IV

On July 4 in the morning we got up and went for one last swim in Arizona before driving north.  We needed a break in Kanab, so we went for a little hike in the red dirt in the heat.  
 Whew.  It was HOT and dry.  The red dirt stained Sammy's shorts. 
 Note the red faces on all of these Seattle kids. 
 After a long day driving, we stopped for dinner at Wendy's in Orem.  In one of my favorite moments of the trip so far, B came out of the restaurant bathroom with his pants around his ankles to report that he was having a problem with the toilet paper.  We are so great at keeping things classy. 
Anni was in Orem for fireworks, but, after a long day driving, we didn't really feel like battling traffic.  Todd picked up some sparklers and we did them on Uncle Von and Aunt Patty's driveway.  They got back from a trip to Bear Lake with their grandkids around the same time we arrived. 
 After sparklers we watched "Wall-E," before dozing off in a basement campout. 
 We stopped in Layton for a short visit with these people, who we had just left a few days before.  Isn't Jared cute with Pickle? 
 We played on a slip and slide, did some more sparklers,
 acted totally crazy for a while,
 and tried in vain for a sisters and Mom selfie (it's just as well, since we didn't get this picture while Faith was there). 
 All too soon it was time to go home for real.  We stopped in Boise for the night. 
After 24 hours in the car, I found dozens of pictures like this one of Eloise on my phone.  We were home at last, but the chaosomeness was not nearly over.  I'm starting to feel like it never really ends. 

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