Sunday, August 13, 2006

My vacation within my vacation...



So while on vacation, I decided to take another vacation! I have really been missing my college friends lately- so since I am closer to them now, then from Virginia, I decided it was time for a road trip! I rented a car- it was sweet! I reserved the cheapest one and when I went to go get it, all they had was a ritzy one so I got that for the cheap price. HELLO! I felt pretty hoity toity (is that how you spell it) with my 6 CD player, sunroof, heated leather seats (it's been too hot to try them but just knowing that they are there...), it is going to be hard going back to my Corolla in Virginia- Anyways. I stopped in Calgary my first night and visited with a friend -Natalie- from my mission. She is awesome and it was soo good to see her and chat about her never ending boy problems! Then onto Idaho. Montana is a dangerous place. My trunk was seriously full before I had been in the US for 5 hours. I stopped in Great Falls AND Helena to shop at Target, Shopko, Wal-Mart, Old Navy... no tax is a beautiful thing. It's like everything is at least 6% off. Ha ha! I drove to Shelley, Idaho and stayed with my old roomie -Alicia. She is the BEST! I went to church with her on Sunday and had an early Roast Beef dinner with her fam. Then I drove to SLC to meet my other former roomie -Alisa- from Vegas at her Grandparents, where we had a late Roast Beef dinner. Can't have too much Roast beef and mashed potatoes... or can you? Alisa and I could seriously talk for HOURS... and I think we did. Monday we shopped and met up with a former companion of mine -Dena- to whom I delivered numerous Canadian goods! Tuesday Alisa and I headed to Idaho. We stopped in Logan to go to the sock factory and Pepperidge farm factory! Love that place. My advice... taste everything in the parking lot so you know what you should go back for more of! We decided to share a big bag of mint milanos and a bag of yummy chocolate chip cookies. It was too late to turn back after tasty the CCC! They were soo yummy! After Logan we stopped in Preston to check out the Napolean Dynamite tour! We bought our maps for $1 and headed out. We found Uncle Rico's van parked on Main street... love it. I will try posting pictures when I get back to VA. then we went to the D.I. where he bought the dance video. And then went to find his house. It took us a few tries but we found it. I was highly disappointed. If I lived there I would have honkin signs with a table selling tots and Tina the llama. Oh well. We decided to should carry on. We stopped in Idaho Falls to visit Kim- another former roomie. She has the cutest little boy- Justin- who took quite a liking to me! I can't say the boys don't like me! Too bad they are usually 3 and under! Then another visit to a roomie - Nichole- in Rexburg! Man I LOVE that place. It was soo cool to see the temple, and all the other changes that are happening in that town. We stayed with Alisa's brother and his wife in the cutest little house! Wednesday we did more damage... we went to Artco- a cool place where they sell stationary by the pound! DI of course was on our list and for old times sake we stopped at Broulims. We discovered they had a Craigo's (the best pizza place) in it so we ate there for lunch. We headed to campus and walked through the library and the bookstore! I bought a fun shirt that says I heart BYUI (like the NY shirts). We went to Sonic for happy hour to have a Strawberry limeades- like the good ol' days. We took Alisa's bro and SIL to Fong's. Yummy. And then went to see Nacho Libre at the cheap theater. We had a few good laughs .... Thursday Alisa took a shuttle back to SLC and I finished up my business in Rexburg. I visited with a Professor that I worked for for 2 years. She wants me to go get my Masters and Doctorite (I can't even spell it) Yikes. I will have to think about that one! Then went back to IF, did some damage there and stayed with Alicia one last night. I seriously LOVE Idaho and would LOVE to live there... if only they weren't one of the lowest paid states for teachers- plus not in high demand for us either. Anywho. That was my trip! There is nothing quite like taking a trip down memory lane. And it is so much more fun with a friend. My next trip will have to be to Spokane to see Mikaela- it has been forever since we have seen each other!! Hopefully soon.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

good times. as previously discussed you must teach at byu-i. i'd love to go back to visit. one day......

Kim said...

Sound like you had such a good time on your trip! All that shopping made me jealous...I need to go shopping in the states!

Mikaela said...

Shelley! I have missed you! Charles said you'd called and left a msg, but things have been busy, and I'm sorry I haven't called. It sounds like you've had a fabulous trip! I love all the pictures! I miss you, and I'll call soon! LOVE YA!

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