Road Trip and a Funeral


Hello darlings! I’m terribly sorry to leave up such a depressing post for so long. I am feeling much better these days despite the smoggy weather and head colds we are still suffering. Really I am. Let’s move on shall we.

Over the weekend I was able to travel to Vernal, Utah. It’s a nostalgic place for me. I use to travel there ever summer of my childhood. We’d go camping in the Uinta Mountains near there for a family reunion and I’d get to know lots of my distant relatives. Such fun times and such great family. My sweet great uncle Jack has passed on and we had such a nice funeral for him. He was a World War II vet and was given honors at his services. It was wonderful!


The gun shots and bugle touched my heart like nothing else.

Vernal funeral


On the drive, it was amazing when we left the smog and inversion of Salt Lake Valley and came up out of the clouds on top of the mountains near Park City. Oh, the blue sky! I couldn’t believe it. I wish I’d taken pictures for you to compare. It was a like a sparkly heavenly world. The sun was shining and sparkling on the snow like glitter. The thought of the air quality back at home made me absolutely sick. Ugh.

Road trips can be so much fun. I traveled with my parents and sister. On the way home we played a fun guessing game in the car to make the time pass more quickly. I certainly had flash backs to being a kid. There was nothing but giggles. There is something funny about driving in the back seat of a car as a grown adult.

Vernal funeral

That’s it for now. I hope you all are doing well and keeping warm during this bitterly cold winter.

1 comment on Road Trip and a Funeral

  1. Grandma Debbie
    January 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm (4 years ago)

    There IS something funny about riding in the back seat with your parents when you are an adult. Weird. I remember going to WA for John’s reception and feeling very strange. Maybe that contributed to my homesickness for all of you! We are glad, though, that you two could be with us! Thanks for the use of the car!! xoxoxo