Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving in Albuquerque

Great time with lots of turkey and all the fixings. We played Mexican Train and the turkey Eric won way too much! Jamie and Eric said they knew we were coming when they heard the weather report...80 degrees last week and of course snow for us! We always bring such lovely weather to them! We saw the beautiful Pyramid Marriott where they will be married on April 26th. We have so much to be thankful for...all except the snow.

Now, on the way home, through the mountains,
Ron drove like a maniac!
If you don't believe me, here is my proof!

Traffic was heavy. Curves, mountains and...

Do you see that speedometer?!!

Are we there yet?

Getting back to AZ was not an easy task. Carly was ready the first of September but of course, the body did not cooperate. She needed that old knee operation and then the follow up doctor visits. Anyway, they actually started back a month later. Then we piled the van to the ceiling, loaded in Jack and Pinhead and Ron even started singing "On the Road..." but no, the battery was dead. The next day wasn't much better with starting again. But, finally the song could be sung.

This is a picture in Albilene, TX and a flat tire at the rest area. Unpack and fix the flat (Carly of course watched) and we're off again. This time we made it to Albuquerque. Turns out that Eric and Jamie's new dog didn't think Jack could hold his own and bit his ear and face. Poor Jack.
Now, the next day, we are back. What a relief, the AZ warmth and sun...swimming pools, movie stars - well maybe not movie stars but we're back and glad for it.

Ron returns to MI next week to get the other car...and the fun starts again!

Friday, November 09, 2007