Our Travels: Days 3, 4, and 5
Sunday, May 13:
It was Mother's Day, and we went to see my Aunt. We decided to go bowling.
She lives in a pretty small town, so we had the entire bowling alley to ourselves for awhile!
My sister, Alicia and I.
My Aunt Mona, and I.
Alicia, my step dad Casey, Me, and the Husband!
While my little sister was in school, the Husband and I decided to go on a lunch date to Market Street.
It's a wonderful restaurant that I used to go to with my Dad when we lived in Utah. The clam chowder is my FAVORITE.
Before we went to eat, we went to the mall to go to Aerie. The one in Arizona is far away from us. So I thought I would take advantage. We also bought the Husband some more ties for work, and got my dad a couple presents :)
We left the mall, and headed to Old Navy...And when we walked out, a bird pooped right in front of us!
Half a second sooner and it woulda been on the Husband's head.. It got on my pants, and it was disgusting...
But of course the husband came to the rescue, and wiped it off with baby wipes. I was still totally grossed out though, and drove to a corner in the parking lot to change.Luckily I had a change of pants in the car!
But seriously... disgusting right? It still kinda freaks me out!
After lunch, we decided to hit the batting cages... We were really excited because we don't have any close to us in Arizona. My dad used to take me golfing here, and we went to the batting cages once. So the Husband and I gave it a whirl.And I totally kicked his butt! ;)
We did slow pitch baseball. But it seriously hurt to connect to the ball.Note to self, wear gloves next time.
And.. take off your wedding ring.
That night we headed to Shari's house to see her, and the rest of the family. And I have to say, walking up to their house and knowing Steve wasn't going to be there hit me in the face like a ton of bricks. His daughter, Lexi, is my age. And we've been friends since we were little. Most of my memories of Steve are from being in this house. And a wave of emotion came over me, but I wouldn't let myself cry, because I needed to be strong for everyone else. It's been a hard few days... and you catch yourself having fun or smiling.
And you automatically feel guilty... How can I be happy right now?
But then you remember that his life motto was: "Work Hard, Play Hard"
And I know in my heart he wants everyone in his life to have fun. He was always like that.
We left before the viewing or the funeral, but I'm so glad we were able to see everyone before we left..
We love you Steve...
Tuesday, May 15
We drove from Salt Lake to St. George. We're staying here tonight, and leaving for California tomorrow morning.We went and got lunch, and then went to get snow cones!
After lunch we came back to the hotel, and fell asleep.
Hahah, if you know me, you know I can NEVER take naps.
But we were exhausted. I hope we can get a lot of rest tonight,
we've got 6 more hours of driving tomorrow.
It was all worth it to see the family, and be there for everyone though.
So we're off to grab a pizza and plan on laying in bed and being lazy tonight.I will see everyone when we get back!Have a wonderful week :)