Friday, August 29, 2008

Our Big Trip Part Five-Childrens Museum and Winter Quarters and Finally HOME!

When we were driving in Indiana, we stopped at a gas station to fill up, go potty and eat dinner. There was this grass field right next to it, so we had a picnic, ran around and had a great time. It was a much needed break!! If you can tell LeGrand wasn't about to sit down, he'd been sitting more than enough!;) OK, while everyone was running around, I was putting our picnic together and an ice cream truck pulled up. He called me over to him..at first I was a little tentative, he looked pretty tough but I went over and he said," Looks like your not from around here...I saw your licenses plate." Then he held out 3 Popsicles and said, "Now you can't go done and said that nobody in Indiana wasn't nice to ya!" What a nice man. While we were traveling we were often reminded that there are lots and lots of really nice, good people out there. I just hope we can be as thoughtful and helpful to others as they were to us!
The kids Loved their Popsicles!On our way home(thanks to Ammon and Kirsten) We went to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis. It was amazing!! It's the biggest Children's Museum in the world. We had a blast!! It was a perfect way to break up the drive home!!! Thanks again Ammon and Kirsten!!

Cute Brothers!!!
Of Course Sophie found the kitchen. This picture is just so Sophie! I love it!
They were standing in front of one of the real Bat mobiles that they used while filming the batman movies. It was pretty awesome!
There is this glass sculpture which was 150 feet tall, this was the view underneath it!!! It was the perfect place to sit and relax!!
Winter Quarters
Winter Quarters was an incredible place!!!! It was so inspiring and peaceful!! I'm grateful that the church has restored and keep up all these sites!!!
In the Visitor Center there were dress ups. The kids had so much fun!! Isn't this the cutest picture??? What cute kiddos!!
Kolby was such a trooper. What a sweet boy!!
I love this monument!!! There was such a sacred feeling here!! We had a great time!!
On our way home, we hit a huge thunder and lighting rain storm. We decided we would just keep driving till we couldn't go any more and stop at a hotel...it was about 3:30 am and we were exhausted! We stopped and found out that every hotel was full. I guess their were some conventions going on in Iowa, we couldn't believe it, every where was booked. So that night we found a rest stop and slept in the car. (If you were wondering why we all looked so unkempt at Winter Quarters, that's why!) So after we left Winter Quarters we ran into another rain storm, LeGrand talked about driving through the night again, it was sort of tempting because we could make it home, but not tempting enough. We stayed at a hotel in Wyoming and it was heaven. I think this picture of LeGrand speaks for it's self!!!
Little America-Wyoming
We stopped for lunch an ice cream cone and to run around a little bit.
When we drove up to our house we all cheered!! What a beautiful site!!! It feels so good to be home, to sleep in our own beds and to not live out of a suitcase anymore!!! Welcome Home!!!

3 comments:

berrygirl said...

Wow! Your family is always up to something fun! I can hardly keep track of all your adventures but I love to try! <:

Bowen Family said...

Wow! If I had been a pioneer - I would have wanted to be in your Handcart Company! You guys are amazing!

Emily said...

Great pictures. It is always such a good feeling to be home again after a long trip. I honestly don't know how you guys did it all. :O) We adore you!