Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend Getaway (Days 1 and 2)

There is no school on Friday and the Duvall's invited us to go with them on a little trip down south. We left Thursday night for St. George. We stopped at Taco Time in Nephi for dinner and by the time we left it was around 8pm. We hit the road and headed for their condo. I had to stop for a potty break and when I got out of the van I noticed a new noise that I hadn't heard before. I didn't really think much of it. We pulled into the condo and the noise became more apparent and I asked rich what the heck it was. He thought maybe a belt or something was loose or broken, he said he would have to take it to a mechanic to have it checked out.
We started unpacking the car and the only bag in the back was Mine and Rich's, which had Max's clothes in it too. Alexa and Alex had packed a bag together but neither one of them brought it upstairs so it didn't get put in the car. i had all teh swimsuits in one bag so that was all they had! Alexa and I made a late night run to WalMart for some necessities, ie: undies, socks, toothbrushes, pj's, new outfits. That was when we should have just taken our chances with the van and turned around and gone home, but we had no way of knowing that at the time so we didn't think to do that!
Rich decided to do a little work while we were here so he made some appointments to meet with some people. After his appointments he took the van to a garage to see what the problem was. IT WAS NOT GOOD NEWS!!! Rich called us for a ride because they told him it would take 2 hours to diagnose the problem (they had ruled out all the quick fixes already), and had to rip into the engine which is never a good thing. We still held out some hope that it wouldn't be TOO bad. We went shopping (for more new clothes Alexa and Alex didn't really need but at least they were cheap) then we ate lunch at Chuckarama and that is where we got the phone call saying that we pretty much had to get a new engine, probably...there were still a few possibilities but it would take more time for them to figure it out. We were supposed to leave for Las Vegas and now we were stranded but even worse the Duvall's were stuck with us too because they were TOO NICE to just head on with out us (we told them they should).
After about an hour of trying to figure out the best thing to do we ended up renting a car and continuing on with the trip because we didn't see any point in going back home without our car and there was still a small possibility that it could be fixed just maybe not til Monday.

We got back on the road in our rental and tried to make the best of it!! We arrived in Las Vegas around 5pm so me and Steph took the kids to the pool and Jeff and Rich went to the store to get stuff for dinner...they also made the dinner!! They made spaghetti and garlic was really yummy!!
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The kids had a great time swimming and playing together for a couple hours. That is always the best part of the vacation for the kids!!
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We ate dinner and watched some TV and then it was bedtime.

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