Apr 20, 2009

Idaho road trip

SOOOO--how's this for an adventure!  For some retarded reason, Colorado weather decided to bring a BLIZZARD the very weekend that we were driving up to go to Colorado and Idaho.  Seriously people- this was a MONSTER storm!  FEET of snow in a matter of hours.  So we decided to leave at 1pm on Thursday- which put us at my sister, Ellie's, house at around 2am.  We went through a horrific storm between Lubbock and Amarillo--luckily we missed the actual storm and was just in the aftermath.  There was flash flooding apparently and both sides of the freeway looked like a river! And there was so much hail piled up on the sides of the road it looked like snow.  THANKFULLY- we didn't have too bad weather and got up to Ellie's safely.  HOWEVER- by the time we got to Colorado springs, it was already snowing in Denver and the road from Cheyenne to Rawlins (the very road we need to take to get over to Idaho) was closed!  YIKES! I hate driving in snow- remind me to tell you our crazy stories at another time!  For some reason we have the WORST luck when it comes to driving to Colorado during snowy periods!   
Anywhoo-- we cooled our heels at Ellie's apartment on Friday, and decided to leave Saturday morning around 7.  We drove south to Pueblo and took "the scenic route" (code for LONGER) across highway 50 and met up with I70 in Grand Juction, then drove across southern Utah to I15 and on up to my Aunt Amy's house in Layton.  We made it there at about 7pm. We had a pit stop and gave the baby a bath, then we were on the road AGAIN to go up to my mom's in Idaho. (5 more hours)  We got to mom's at about 130 am.  I can't tell you how nice it was to finally be THERE!  :)  We only had one kinda snowy part at a mountain pass-- I was freakin out cause I get terrified.  I always come up with silly scenarios about what bad things could happen to us.  Yes, I even annoy myself people, but I can't help it.  Let me give you an example- "what if a bear rolled down the mountain and fell on our car and we careened off the cliff and died?!?!" Don't make fun of me.  ANYWAY- I have to tell you- I have the BEST baby!  She didn't make a single peep for the entire car trip- she barely even ate! She slept the entire time and was an absolute angel. Did I mention how much I love her?!?  
Well , we are finally here and having such a fun time already!