A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Josh with his 'cousin', the Joshua Tree, in Mesquite.
After our bout with the Hoover Dam's heat, we decided to call it a day. We headed to Mesquite to stay the night at a place where we could sleep and then have a great buffet breakfast before heading out. It was lovely. We all slept well, then we had our buffet breakfast full of fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, and a create-your-own-omelette bar! Mmmmmm...
Then, off we went! We stopped in St. George as mom and dad had to take back their rental car. WAIT! STOP! REWIND! Why did my mom and dad have a rental car, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. They had come down to St. George to helped my grandpa who had a quintuple bypass surgery a week before we went down to the cabin in Zions. Their car was really acting up, though! The A/C went out, and it started overheating all the time! When they came to the cabin with us, the car had some SERIOUS overheating issues. They almost didn't make it up to the cabin! They had to go back to St George again the next day to help take my grandpa back home from the rehab center, and on the way back to the cabin, the overheating got SO BAD that the transmission started to go out! They got to the gate at the entrance to the road to the cabin, stopped to enter the code, and found that the car would not go into drive anymore! Gah! So, my dad being the ingenious person that he is, he put the car in reverse, flipped it around, and drove all the way to the cabin in reverse!! Oh my! Good thing he didn't overshoot or anything! Ha! We were all really worried about it, so I rode with my dad, and Devin took our car, and the next day we went to St George to see if we could put the car at Grandma's house and get a rental car that would take them to the Grand Canyon and back. It worked no problem, and the rental car was such a relief as we traveled to many hot locations.
Now, we were back in St. George, the rental car needed to be returned, and the car had to be dealt with. My dad decided that the thing he wanted to do was just drive straight to Idaho without stopping! Whew! So, we did!!!! I bought a whole bunch of new movies and popped them in one right after another during the entire 8 hour trip from St. George to Idaho! Mom and dad made it without incident even though there were some iffy moments when the needle would start to climb! We stopped off at Devin's parents' house to grab the rest of our bags then hurried back on the road again to catch up with my parents. It was an intense day full of travel and MAN, am I DONE with long car trips! Good gravy. But, we made it up to Rexburg and it's nice to be in a place where it's a little cooler. Time for some Idaho fun!
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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