Chloe had a 5 day weekend in February and we decided to drive to Utah. I'm not sure we'll ever do that again! We had terrible roads and visibility all the way to the border, and when we got there we were informed that the highway south of the border was closed and we couldn't continue. We spent the night in the last motel room left in Coutts, with only a double bed between the 3 of us.
Ken offered to take the floor, but by 3am he hadn't slept at all, so we traded and he spent a few hours in the bed to hopefully be ready to drive the next morning. As it turned out the I15 was still closed, and we made (what turned out to be) the right decision to drive to Del Bonita and crossed the border and continued on from there. Had we waited in Coutts we would have waited for 4-5 hours.
Chloe must not have slept well either, because she fell asleep in the car for the first time since she was a toddler.
The trip was well worth the drive! We explored the museum on campus.
Held hands on walks
Squeezed in homework help waiting for a table at a restaurant
Zoë engaged with the animals
So did Carmen and Chloe
I've never seen a cuter bear
Homework is more fun when you're babysitting
We celebrated Carmen's birthday a week early with a flourless chocolate cake
Carmen invited a couple of friends over for cake, we had a fun night getting to know those girls. They told us some hilarious stories!
The drive home wasn't perfect, but much better than the drive down