Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Grand Trek Across Country

Well, we had our last family get-together (once again and Steve and Lisa's) and Scott's brother Dave and his family came to the house to say a little farewell!! We were so glad that we got to see them. Dave and Emily were the first of the family I got to meet (while Scott and I were dating) and they always made me feel so welcomed! We will miss them.

Scott did a great job driving this monster cross country. He enjoyed it. I on the other hand was only ever a passenger there was no way I was gonna drive that beast with the other huge semi's on the road, strong wind gusts and road construction. Good job Scott!!

Wyoming...the first of the states that we drove through (besides Utah). We were both expecting a lot more green, but it was mostly desert.

This is me (of course) making a "I can't believe we are really doing this," face.

Scott, being his calm and collected self as usual.

Have any of you ever seen Neverending Story? Does this could bring back any memories at all? It was a HUGE momma storm that we had to drive right into! It was a little scary, especially for my parents. They were driving Scott's car and whoops, we forgot to get the windshield wiper fixed (on the drivers side) so my poor dad had to lean way over to be able to see. I was saying a quiet prayer for them during that chaos! Oh, I think that this was in Nebraska

Is there any need for a giant nutcracker at a gas station??? I didn' think so.

We decided to take a little detour while we were in Misouri and go to Liberty Jail. What Scott and I didn't know is that it was about an hour long tour ( we wanted to get back on the road ASAP-dont ask me why). The problem with the tour was all of us were exhausted. So, as soon as the lights went out, I felt myself slipping into a deep slumber. I looked over at Scott, my dad and mom and all had their heads down. I felt bad for the guide, so I did my best. It was still a really neat experience.


It is funny...in Utah, there are LDS churches EVERYWHERE. Totally different story in the southern states. I believe this was...Illinois. I thought is was an LDS church at first.

Kentucky? It all started looking the same. Beautiful country though

I think I skipped pictures of Tennesee and Georgia. As soon as we crossed into Florida, there was a huge rainstorm, and there has been one at least once everyday since we have been here. I love the rain and thunder. This is in Tampa. There are some pretty sweet bridges to cross. They are pretty much right on the water. And NO, we haven't seen any alligators yet. Every freshwater pond we drive past, I try and see some.

Stetson University College of Law! The campus is awesome.

The very excited new student. Scott is ready for school to start.



Our little lizard friend that Scott found in our house on our broom. No, we didn't kill it. We captured it then released it to its natural home.

Treasure Island Beach (I think). There are so many out here, but we decided to go and relax for a couple of hours. It didn't rain on us, but it was overcast. Probably a good thing cause we got a little sun with the clouds.


Our go-to-meal when we don't have any food in the house. Waffles and yogurt. I love it! Scott likes them best with syrup. This was our Sunday meal today. Mmmm...

15 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow, almost that whole trip looks VERY familiar. I think we made that trek at least three times. And Nebraska...I think every time I drive through that place it looks like a tornado is going to hit!It looks like the highway they take on twister. Rob, my bro, lives in Nebraska and they have had like 10 tornadoes this summer! FREAKY!

Awesome place you are living! How close are you to the beach??

Keep your eyes out for cheap tickets to Dallas. Maybe I'll fly you down and we can eat, laugh, and reminisce!

Boquinha said...

Haha, "Neverending" and "Nebraska" go well hand in hand as we know from our cross-country move! :P

Scott, our cross-country move marks the start of Mark's goatee. He's kept it ever since. Are you doing that, too? ;)

Boquinha said...

P.S. That campus does look neat. I checked it out a while ago when you guys were contemplating choices . . .

emily said...

Oh my gosh, you guys that looks amazing! Not so much the driving, but the school. I am so excited for you guys. We miss you already! Luckily Michael is coming to hang out this week so we'll get our brother fix for a few days.

J Fo said...

This looks like the start of a great adventure for you guys! Oh...Neverending Story...the memories! Ha!

Christina said...

memories are being made for you guys that looks like a great adventure in FL so glad you made it safely Your travel log is great:)

Christina said...

p.s. i think i've seen that giant nutcracker somewhere else maybe in a bad bad bad dream...... yikes

Lisa K said...

Linds, I have Breaking Dawn but I have to finish some other books first. I've very behind in my reading!!

I need your new address, email it to me!

JonandLo said...

I am just laughing that you thought Wyoming would be greener. Seriously it is the ugliest state there is...no offense to anyone who is from there. At least Nebraska is green. I miss road trips...that would have been a fun one, except for driving that monster. Oh Florida...I love that place, have so much fun!

lindsay said...

Hi Lindsay! I was excited to see your comment posted on my blog! Your trip to FL looked extra fun. I miss taking family vacations down there ... long hours in the car with four tired siblings ... get a nice tan at the beaches for me. They are way better there than in Cali (in my opinion; no offense to my fellow Calfornians).

Dents said...

wow, that must have been a very long drive, glad that you made it. It looks like you will have some fun years in Florida working on your tan, and studying of course. I started Breaking dawn saturday afternoon, and finished sunday evening. My longest reading break was going to church. I felt dizzy and my eyes kept darting from left to right like I was still reading, it was weird. How much more pathetic can a married woman with 3 kids get?

honus and Cameron said...

welcome welcome to florida!!!! so fun! the school looks beautiful as well....PS...MY MOM THINKS THEY'LL BE AT THE WARD SUNDAY....

jenny said...

Wow! You made it. It looks awesome there! The campus is really cool. I love the architecture. How exciting for you guys. Have fun exploring your new territory!

Lovell Family said...

I really miss the eastern rain storms. This summer I kept thinking, when are we going to have a nice thunder storm? And then I remembered I live in the desert...not Ohio (or Florida for that matter). Glad you guys are doing well, we'll keep checking on here for updates!

Ashlee Barrett said...

Hey!! So i havn't looked at your blog since you left because I got a new layout and all my links went missing, but then tonight I remembered that Shannon has your link! Anyways, I am super jealous! I love Florida and it looks like your having a blast! I think convention tours are going to be SO messed up with out you this year but I guess we'll live! Anyways I hope all is well!