Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
See how loaded down my poor car is? Yeah, I had that guy (his name is Chuck) full from floor to ceiling, the boxes on the top, and two bikes on the back.
Despite the slow pace I was feeling somewhat ok about driving through the mountains until I saw this view. Yikes! Slushy, nasty snow! Now I'm worried. What if there is snow on the road ahead? I thought. I was about ready to turn around and head back to Salem. But, I forged on! There is a job waiting for me in Nashville! I will make it, I thought to myself. After seeing a sign that said we had reached the summit at just over 10,000 feet I thought my mountain climbing troubles were over. Not so! After a bit of going downhill we started to climb AGAIN! We eventually reached the summit at over 11,100 feet! Right after that was the Dwight D. Eisenhower tunnel; America's highest tunnel. Cool! Through the tunnel and out the other side and it was relatively smooth driving to Colorado Springs where we spent the night.
With the few hours that we had on Saturday before Drew's flight back to Utah we went out to explore my new city. First stop, the temple. It's a small one. I think I'll go there often to escape the craziness that is my neighborhood. After the temple we headed to downtown Nashville for lunch. We at at this place called Demos'. They serve steak and spaghetti. Weird? Just a little. You can order pasta dishes if you'd like but the real treat is to order a steak dish that comes with a side of spaghetti! It seems a little strange at first but boy it is delicious!
I'm sure the next few weeks will be full of adventure so check back soon for my tales of excitement!
Here we are in the Sacred Grove. Hope you all get the chance to go there. Very peaceful and beautiful.
The next picture is with our friends. The Palmyra temple in the background and in front of us is the Grove. So cool.
This statue is in the Smith Family Farm visitors center. It is the Father and Son appearing to Joseph. We loved how the Father had his arm around Jesus.
And on a lighter note, this guy was in the restroom at a little cafe by Niagara Falls. Yes I went in the men's restroom and took the picture