Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Trip

We had a great trip--put 2600 miles on the car in nine days and managed to miss all the bad weather! Derek regaled us with the Mesa Temple lights, Organ Stop Pizza (see it here) and a delicious dinner with several of his friends. We, Derek and his friends Greg and Drew also had a nice dinner with Len and Francie. Francie had cooked yummy French food and set the Christmasy table with Marie's dishes which I loved. One the way to Las Vegas we stopped to see the new bridge at the Hoover Dam. Aunt Lesley's sister Susan has been there too and recently wrote about it including the history so if you would like you can read about it here (scroll down). We really enjoyed being with Zach and Tara for Christmas. It was the first trip to Vegas for both of us but hopefully not the last. We spent most of our time visiting and enjoying Tara's great food, but we did get to see the Las Vegas Temple and Zach's job site. Dad and Zach also did some work on the Green Bean. All in all it was a fun trip and we're very grateful to have traveled safely. The only thing that would have made it better was to have been able to be with all of you! As 2011 begins we count each of you as our greatest blessings!

1 comment:

Royal and Susan said...

What a great and adventurous trip! Sadly, I have not seen the completed bridge at Hoover Dam yet. Only Royal has. I did see it once under construction -- it is huge!! Your photos are great. Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. Royal was so pleased to be able to see you again -- yes, I wish I could have been with him.