Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer 2001

We started our summer travels over the 4th of July in California.  We stopped in San Juan Capistrano and visited with the Jacobsen's and the Bruschke's for a day before we headed to San Diego.  Taylor was thrilled when Tyson actually let him drive his Lamborghini....yes that is for real.  Taylor certainly sent pictures to all of his friends!  After a fun weekend at the beach (despite the ac going out in our van) we drove home through the largest dust storm ever documented in Arizona - now nick named "The Haboob"???  

After San Diego we got ready and left for the next 3 weeks to be spent in Utah and Idaho.  Troy drove the van up with Taylor, Haleigh and her friend Allison.  They stopped in Vegas and rode a roller coaster, and made another stop at the Valley of Fire and bought fireworks.   Sadie, Camden and I took a flight later that day and met them in Orem.  It was a perfect compromise!

While in Utah we were able to visit lots of family, attend the Plewe extended family reunion river raft the Provo River, hang out with some goats at Della's neighbors house, visit the Nickle Nickle, go to the Scera Pool, 7 -peaks, spend time with cousins, see lots of movies and enjoy the beautiful weather.  After a week of fun Haleigh went home with Troy, Sadie stayed with her cousins and the boys and I took off for a few relaxing days in Idaho with the Hamiltons.  Taylor begged to stop at another fireworks stand and bought some highly illegal M-80's along the way and of course the boys were thrilled.

Yes he really did drive it! 

We have discovered Sadie is fearless- she wanted to ride all the "scary" rides at Mission Beach!

The now famous "Haboob"  We drove right through this on our way home!