Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Memorial Weekend - West Texas Trip

Warning! Long, long, boring post.
Summary: Landon can now say gobble and we have new furniture.

We made a quick trip out to West Texas / Eastern New Mexico. Our furniture came in (YAY!) We left Friday, stopped in Lubbock to visit my friend, Tiffany. We met at McDonalds so Landon could get out and play after being cooped up in the car for 783 hours. He had a great time on the Micky Dee's playground. There were some little girls there playing also and they would all start doing little girl squeals...pretty soon, Landon chimed right in. I decided Landon might like going down the big slide...bad idea. I climbed up to the top of the playground thingy with him...I thought for sure I was going to get stuck. But we made it down okay. Then we went by the new specialty hospital there to see Tiff's Papa. Then on to Muleshoe. It was getting late, so we just stayed the night there.

Saturday morning, we all enjoyed my Mom's french toast. It seriously is the best french toast in the world. Seriously. Landon had a great time playing with his cousins, especially Alex. We had called around earlier in the week and there were plenty of U.hauls so Bry never reserved one. BAD, BAD, BAD IDEA. We couldn't find any on Saturday! Finally, Dimmit had one (which is like a 40 minute drive in the middle of no where.) We took off to get it before someone else snatched it up. At the u.haul place, they also had a small green house, so Landon and I went in and smelled all the flowers while Dad took care of business. Landon found marigolds and would sniff them. But one tickled his nose, so after that, he would smell a flower, then start cracking up thinking it was going to tickle him.

Finally, back on to Portales to load up furniture. Bryan and my Uncle Bill spent a couple hours trying to figure out if they could get everything in...In the end, we left out two of the entertainment pieces, a nightstand and the TV Console (which didn't get ordered anyway.) So another trip is in our future.

We then went to see S.hrek. LOL...the movie theatre in Portales is, well, old. Its the kind that is like 100 yards long, but all one level. And I think the screen may have been just a little bit bigger than our tv at home. But it was a great movie, Landon watched most of it. Then decided to walk up and down the isle at the end.

After the movie, we headed out to Bubby's (Mom's fiance) house. He has two super nice dogs and two turkeys. Yes, I said Turkeys. They're tame, so Landon got to go in the pen. They never really came close, but Landon's new word for the weekend was 'gobble.'

On Sunday, we went to church in the morning. And then to Bubby's for lunch since the rest of the family had left for Baltimore for Craig's wedding. We had hamburgers, corn on the cob and lots more. I have some great pictures of me and my sisters...I'll have to post later.

We drove Sunday afternoon through storms to Austin. Got up in the morning and went to the outlet malls. Then back home, to unload furniture. We're soooo lucky to have good friends that came over to help. Cause that furniture is HEAVY. Danny wanted to know why we didn't just buy particle board crap like everyone else. Seriously, moving solid oak furniture is NOT fun. But its in the house now and looks beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Any secrets on how to do the long car trip with a toddler? We are driving to NY/NJ next month and I am worried...