Sunday, June 17, 2012

Days 6 & 7 - RV Road Trip with Grandma

Washington DC

We were hoping to meet up with Sarah while in DC, but our schedules didn't match up. We tried to squeeze in as much as our group of 14 people, ranging from baby to Grandma, could possibly do while here!

Visited many of the Smithsonians, the Capitol, White House, Library of Congress, monuments and memorials Arlington Cemetery and had the famous buckwheat blueberry pancakes at Market Lunch.

Chris and Travis are driving the RVs to Phoenix, along with Jemma and Laur and the Reber kids. The rest of us flew home today It was a great trip! Grandma was amazing to do all this traveling, especially with an RV as our accommodation!

Day 5 - RV Road Trip with Grandma


We had some good recommendations for what to do in Philadelphia, but we also only had a day, and not even a full day, so we did what we could to experience this amazing city.

A few highlights: the Museum of Art, Rocky statue, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philly cheesesteaks from a great little deli, Reading Terminal Market and the LOVE park (where Chris and Travis showed their brother(in-law)ly love.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 4 - RV Trip with Grandma

Wednesday took us to Gettysburg. What an interesting town with such a significant role in history. We took the recommendation of the lady at the Artillery Ridge Campground (not our best move) and visited the biggest diorama in America (or probably anywhere). The whole scene, including all the soldiers and horses, was mapped out and there was a narration that went with it. This venue also had a "Ghost Lab." The ghost theme is a big one in Gettysburg, understandably, but the place where we ended up was laughable - like a really low budget Ghostbusters experience.

The town and its history has been very well preserved and does a lot to honor those who fought there. A beautiful place.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 3 - RV Trip with Grandma

Tuesday morning we left the KOA campground in Canandagua in the rain and drove up to Niagara Falls. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather.

After a few hours there we drove 6 hours south and stayed at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 2 - RV Trip with Grandma

Rather than heading straight west, we made a detour and went into upstate NY on Monday. It was a beautiful drive through Pennsylvania and back into NY, through Syracuse to Palmyra.

We visited the Joseph Smith farm and the Sacred Grove, as well as the Visitor's Center at Hill Cumorah, and we saw the Palmyra Temple. Gramdma's been here before, but it was a first for the rest of us.

Monday, June 11, 2012

RV Road Trip With Grandma

Hi everyone! It's been awhile since we've posted but Trudy thought we ought to share this adventure we're having.

Grandma Johnson, Trudy, Doug, Jemma, Jordan and I (Laurie) flew from Las Vegas to New York on Saturday. Chris, Laur, Travis and the 5 Reber kids flew from Phoenix on Saturday night and we all met up at this RV park just outside of NYC where we had a pretty good view of the Statue of Liberty (from the back...we're in New Jersey)

It only took 4.5 hours of flying time to get here, but it'll take about 10 days to get back (with a few detours along the way).

We went into Manhattan yesterday and experienced the NY subway (interesting, as always) Central Park (beautiful), and the World Trade Center September 11 Memorial (powerful).

Friday, February 12, 2010

some news worth sharing

Not sure who is still keeping up on this blog, but I thought I would announce our good news!  Justin and I are expecting an addition to our little family!  We couldn't be more excited.  I am due Sept. 10th!