Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Seattle Trip Day 3

So now that we were in Tyson's mission we were on his turf. Granger is a little tiny town 20 miles outside of Yakima Washington. There really isn't much going on there, it is, however the "Land of the Dinosaurs". It was named the "Land of the Dinosaurs" because they have dinosaurs that are made of cement. No other reason. There are no dinosaur exibits, bones, or anything like that to have it named the "Land of the Dinosaurs".

That didn't matter to Jaxson, he loved the dinosaurs.

After Tyson took him to see all the different dinosaurs in town, we went into Zillah to see some of the members in his ward. It was Saturday morning so only one family was actually home. We sat and talked with the Sainsbury's for about an hour. They are a wonderful family and that was definately one of the highlights of our trip in Tyson's mission.

While we were there, Tyson picked up this little chihuahua that was running down the street. He brought the dog into the van and gave it to Carson. Carson was elated and wouldn't let go of the dog. When we left the Sainsbury's, Carson cried and cried because he didn't want to leave the dog.

That night was the first BYU game of the season, and if you know my husband, he can't miss a game. So we watched it over at the Aylings (the owners of the barn house). They had a huge BBQ for our family many of their kids and grand kids there to join in the festivities. BYU won so Tyson couldn't have been any happier.
Seattle trip day 3, Fun with the Dinosaurs, visit with Sainsbury's, and BBQ at Aylings. Pretty fun day.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Seattle Trip Day 2

After a good nights sleep, we took our time getting going in the morning. We were planning on going to Tyson's mission area, but that was only a 6 hour drive, so we had all day. We got up with the kids and had waffles for breakfast then were off on the road at about 10 am.

If you haven't ever taken the drive up the 62 and on to the 97 I highly recommend it. It's a two lane highway, but the scenery is breathtaking.

Once again, the kids did really well for such a long drive. They cried quite a bit, but I couldn't have expected them to do any better. On our way into his mission, Tyson rolled down the windows and said, "Take a wiff of that." I thought he meant he farted, but in reality he was telling me to smell the peppermint. His area had peppermint fields that had been freshly cut. It was wonderful. Such a pretty area with all the apples, peaches, asparagus, peppermint, hops fields.

We arrived that day into Tyson's mission area of Zillah/Granger. Some members of the ward there invited us to stay at their house. Their house is literally a barn. It was converted into a home many years ago. We had the whole upstairs to ourselves. We got there kind of late in the day so we basically got there, ate dinner, then crashed for the night.

Seattle trip day 2, more driving, arriving in Granger.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Seattle Trip Day 1

So we decided to go to Seattle. My sister DeDe lives up there and we thought there wouldn't be a better time to go. So I told Tyson that I would be leaving. He, somehow, was able to get the time off even though our estimated depature date was two weeks ahead. So we left on Sept. 3rd.

We left at about 6:30 A.M. and drove for 6 1/2 hours and stopped for lunch in Sacramento. My brother Robbie and his wife Carla live up there, so they were able to join us for lunch. We continued on our way and made it to White City, OR 5 hours later. We stayed at my friend Emily and Dusty's house that night. They were such great hosts and we had an enjoyable time seeing them again.
Seattle trip day 1, a lot of driving.