Lucy has this funny (or not so funny) thing about meals.
She has to have them in order.
For example, if it’s suddenly dinnertime on a crazy summer day and she realizes, horror of horrors, that she somehow managed to miss lunch it won’t do to just have dinner and be done with it. She must have her lunch first, then dinner.
Order in all things for that girl of mine makes her happy.
Her meal antics drive me nutty at times…apparently the whole wide world just may come to a screeching halt if three square meals aren’t consumed in one day and no amount of explaining or sweet-talking can change her mind at the end of a long, two-meal summer day.
But I can relate in a way. Although I couldn’t care less about making sure breakfast comes before lunch, I have to keep records in my own particular order. We have just begun some summer road trips and I can’t even think of documenting them until last summer’s road trip that has been sitting in my “drafts” has been published.
No, that would be my own horror of horrors.
I guess that even a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants girl like me still craves her own kind of order in life.
So here are the pictures of our road trip last summer.
Yes it’s old news and yes, they were just taken from my iPhone . They are far from fabulous as far as photography goes. But they capture precious moments in time. And as you know, I love to do that. These pictures document my falling in love with road trips.
And they are double duty photos because some of them document the places where I feel in love with Dave twenty-some years ago.
Yes, I took my girls on a trip down memory lane and we had some good adventures along the way. I won’t go into detail, but sometimes just having a picture re-tells the full story to the ones who were there. To the ones it means the most to.
We drove from Utah back to the desert with a big stop in Provo.
First stop was the gas station Dave took me to for slurpies in our first "sort-of" date.
We drove by the MTC (missionary training center) because hey, who knows when or if these girls will spend time there some day (they are all planning on it...)
And most importantly we drove there because that was part of the love story as well. That's where I took off to half way through our romance.
Of course we had to go touch the temple because that's what we do.
I had such a hankering to cart these kids up on a hike to the "Y" at BYU, but we didn't have the time.
I love being on that great old BYU campus with my kids.
...and walking through Dave and my old "stomping grounds" where we fell in love:
(Lots more about where we lived back HERE.)
Best road-trip toy:
And I know I've mentioned this one before:
Lots of hours in the dark listening to this while these girls did this:
Notice the bugs.
We had a really interesting hotel experience late, late, late in the night. I wrote about it back HERE, but the only picture I got was this the next morning:
Now I'm ready to bring it on for this year.