Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Day of Driving

After pretty much the whole day of driving, we are now in Coeur d'Alene!

My dad woke us up this morning by knocking on our bedroom door at 5 am. I woke up thinking, "that was a weird knock for Elle to be making."

I thought we had decided on meeting at 6, but I guess there was a little miscommunication there. I guess we also left our front door unlocked during the night and I totally slept through someone walking around in my house. That's comforting. I mean, I'm glad my dad didn't have to wait outside in the rain while we slept, but still.

Anyway, we got underway by 7, but had to make a stop in Bountiful to buy a tarp and tie downs to tie our luggage onto the top of the Jeep better. We got it rigged pretty good. Who needs a fancy $500 storage thingy anyway?

Twice on the journey, we had to turn around because we realized that we just missed the last exit for at least 25 miles, and we were out of gas. Luckily we made it both times so there was no hitchhiking with a gas can needed!

When we got to Missoula, we stopped at this really cool park and let the kids play for about an hour. It was so much fun, and they very much deserved it. You would not believe how good those kids were being cooped up in the car all day!

We went to dinner at a really good Mexican Restaurant with my Mom's cousin and his wife. It was really fun to see them again, it's been at least 5 or 6 years! My how time flies!

Then we struck out again for the final 2.5 - 3 hours, which seemed like an eternity, and we finally reached Coeur d'Alene at around 9:30 (8:30 their time). 

What a day of driving. I think it went really well, though! I'm so happy to be here. This house is really nice, but it's not too nice for having kids here. The girls even get their own room with flowery beds. My dad and Ethan are sharing the room with the blue beds and the pandas on the walls, and Pete and I get a nice master bedroom. There's even one more bedroom in the basement for our friend, Cassidy who will be joining us on Friday. I'm so excited! I love it here!


  1. Slept with the door unlocked!Whoa that is scary!Hope nothing disastrous happened


  2. Good luck! Nice of you to stop at a park and let the kids strecth their legs!

  3. Good luck, Colleen! We'll be thinking about you all day.

  4. Chaitra, our computers were still here so I'm sure no one other than my dad came in. Luckily we don't live in that scary of a neighborhood!