Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Adventures of Traveling....with our niece Veronica





So we began our reunion journey with a 15 hour drive that took 3 days. We first landed in Winnemucca, NV (Winneyucca we so lovingly call it, once you are there you will know why) at 11p.m. Looking for a place to stay was quite the adventure. It took an hour to find a non-smoking room available. We were pulling our trailer and there were places available for pulling in our trailer cheaper than a motel but the one we were able to find had a bathroom in the casino. The showers and bathrooms closed at 9p.m. Try telling my 6 year old to hold it till 9a.m. when it opened. K..the adventure stops there. We find a place with relatively clean rooms and pray no diseases are on the sheets. The next morning we go to the complimentary continental breakfast bar. I don't think the counters had been cleaned in months. There was a juice area with apple, orange and mango available. Curt and the girls just helped themselves while I was quite queasy with the whole breakfast look. Another patron came in and asked, after she poured herself a cup, "What one is the mango juice?" The hotel manager stated.."It's all the juices combined!" My husband wondered why it tasted so bad and why the girls were trying to find a place to spit it out. It was the color of muddy water. Again the adventure stopped there. Off we are to my parents. We arrived around 2p.m. Ah...being home is a good thing and we did not mind having adventures there. Warm bread, collecting farm fresh eggs, four wheeling, delicious food, small town shopping (mind you we did that in less than 1 day). During our visit the girls spotted a dying baby bird. Sigh...yes my sweet niece wanted to try to save it. The adventure began for that little thing. It was fed juice from the can of a wet cat food container and mushed up homemade wheat bread. With a great nights rest we were off for the coast. Arriving around 2p.m. Yeah! More of the adventure to come:0)

9 comments:

Halftime Lessons said...

Wow, look at how much you look like your Mom! There was no mixup at the hospital after all!!
;-)
Jay

sharon said...

What a great and disgusting journey just getting here to K-Falls. We so love having you guys here; you bring this old farm back to life. Veronica was sweet and my granddaughters were perfect! Love you!!!

Chris said...

They...mixed...all...of...the...juices...together...?

I just threw up a little in my mouth...

Winnemucca -- that is a town like no other (and I'll leave it at that).

Well, it sounds like things improved from there -- I'll be waiting anxiously for the next gripping chapter!

KC Mom said...

Ah, you gotta love winnapuka.
I'm actually looking forward to the drive out there. I think it will be therapy.
I CAN'T wait to get out there.

T~T said...

sounds like an adventure!! Hope you are having a blast girlie!!

Karolynn said...

Oh gosh that hotel sounds baaaad! I am glad you are having fun, but get back soon. I need to see your face! Love ya!

Debbie said...

That does sound like quite the adventure.

Indrani said...

Adventurous, sounds so much of fun. :)

Nathan Reagan said...

I love the pic of your mom holding her granddaughter.