It was Epic. It was a Road Trip. And we all made it home alive.
There are more videos coming, each one cheesier than the first, but my netbook died on the first day of the trip, so Hannah was the only one who had access to the program, and I think she got tired of all our "help" when she was trying to make Epic Road Trip Video Day 2. She told me this morning that she's planning to finish that one today, though. I know you're dying - DYING to see it.
And just in case you decide that you have better things to do with your time than watch goofy girls videoing themselves in the backseat, here's the recap of the whole trip:
Day one was goofy - you saw it.
Day 2: Ummm, nobody mentioned to me that to get from Jackson to Rexburg, you have to drive Teton Pass. Yeah, the one with a 10% grade. And luckily for us, we got to do it in what was apparently the biggest snowstorm of the year.
I officially hate Teton Pass in the winter/spring.
Teton Pass was offset by the fact that only a few miles beyond it is the World's Biggest Potato.We weren't nearly as excited as I thought we would be. But then we were all still recovering from me yelling about the flash pictures being taken in the backseat while going downhill on a sheet of ice, with a cliff on one side and a giant stone wall on the other. ( yes, I'm scarred for life, thanks for asking.)
So The Potato wasn't all we dreamed. In fact, we didn't even bother to get out of the car.
BYU-I was great, though. They treated all 3 girls like prospective students, and I think by the time they were done, all 3 were prospective students.
Days 3-4 Salt Lake City... We toured the visitors centers and watched all the tourist movies. My favorite was the Joseph Smith movie, but everyone else liked The Testaments best.
A definite highlight was Bruges Waffles & Frites - where you absolutely must go if you're in Salt Lake. They were amazing, and not really expensive...
When I told the owner that I had found him from a blog - he said "Oh! was it Kristy? I owe her a free waffle sometime. She's been great for my business." So Kristy - next time you go to UT, go introduce yourself and get your free waffle. Everyone else - if you go in - tell him RANDI's blog. I could use a free waffle, too.
We also found prom dresses, super cheap jeans, went to Kneaders 3 times, and spent an afternoon in Deseret Book, because it's hard for me to think of a better way to spend an afternoon than hanging out in a great bookstore.
We listened to Fire of the Covenant most of the drive - it's a 23 hour audio book, and I think we have another 3 hours till we get to the end. At this point, we're so involved in it we'll probably go sit in the driveway and listen until we finish it. - It's that good.
It was an amazing trip, and to the girls' credit, they showed a lot of patience with each other, and we had only a couple of minor tiffs -- which qualifies the whole thing as EPIC just because of that fact alone.
Sadly we missed the World's Biggest Ball of Barbed Wire - - can you believe they close the exhibit in the winter? Is barbed wire seasonal?
We also missed the 2 headed goat. By the time we (I) remembered, we were just - you know--- Done.
We'll save it for another trip.
And oh yes, there WILL be another trip.