Highlights of the Trip:
#1) The 3 AM cat fight between Miley & Aly. Miley wanted Aly to put a blanket on her, Aly kept trying, Miley kept kicking it off. Both of them were half asleep. It was 15 minutes of crying/screaming from both of them that the rest of us won't forget.
#2) In-And-Out in Centerville, Utah. Our driving force to keep the bathroom breaks short. We hoped to get dinner there. We were fast enough to eat a late lunch. Yeah!
#3) 7 Minute Bathroom Breaks. We figured out a method to get gas and the 9 of us in and and out of a bathroom in about 7 minutes. I think the fact that we didn't stop at a bathroom that we didn't say a prayer first that we wouldn't get some communicable disease. Where is a Buc-cees when you need it?
#4) Charlie's. The late night ice cream run with Jared & Keirra, night before their wedding was one for the books. No one does a Rootbeer Freeze like Charlie's.
#5) Wedding Pictures. Miley refused to be in a single wedding shot with the professional photographer. We do have several pictures of her screaming and trying to get away though.
#6) Double back plane ride. Al had patients scheduled that were going to be too hard to change. His travels went like this. Leave Texas at 5 pm on Thursday by car. Arrive in Logan, UT at 5 PM on Friday. Leave Utah 5 PM on Sunday for Texas by plane. Leave Texas 7 PM on Tuesday by plane. Leave Utah 10 AM on Thursday by car. Arrive in Seguin, Texas at 1 PM on Friday. I think he spent more time traveling than vacationing.
#7) Does KFC ever run out of fried chicken? Yes, as my mother-in-law found out at noon on a Wednesday. Fortunately, Juniper Take-Out pulled through so we could have fried chicken for Grandma Elaine's special lunch (menu was her request!).
#8) 7-11. Two trips for those heavenly slurpees. Nothing else on earth like them!
#9) Hike to Delicate Arch. A 3 mile steep round trip hike with recommended two water bottles per person quota. We attempted with 4 total bottles. We quickly found there was a reason for the recommendation. Along with the water issues, we weren't exactly dressed for a hike. My house shoes actually handed the hike okay. So proud of the little girls for hanging in there and making it.
#10) John Grisham & Downtown Abby. Thank goodness for headphones and a DVD player for me to keep me in the car those last couple of hours. Al was glad for the climatic ending of The Racketeer as a book on tape, though he did look like a secret service agent driving with only one headphone in.