Friday, October 30, 2009

Road Trip....



I've wanted to see Odyssey's Thriller for years now. It just never works out that I can go. So this year I decided I'm making it work. Thriller is sorta like sitting down and having a haunted house perform around you. There are mummies, and vampires, and Frankenstein monsters and murderous scarecrows. There are hockey masked maniacs and plenty of witches. But it's mixed with great music, a tribute to Michael Jackson and amazing dancers. I invited a car load of friends, I cancelled drill team practice, abandoned my family (I left them with a warm dinner, their favorite desserts and a completely clean house) and headed out. We left Monday afternoon and drove to Boise. It rained the ENTIRE way. No trouble for Peggy our fearless chauffeur. First stop was Boise Town Centre and when they locked all the doors to the stores we went to 'Cheesecake Factory' for a delicious meal, and to go 'cheesecake' of course, which I finished for breakfast.





Tuesday morning we headed the rest of the way to Salt Lake City. Lots of us have kids going to school in Utah so we met up with them, took them to lunch, did a little shopping and sent the boys on their way.






All the girls headed to Thriller. It was a snow storm in Utah and we arrived just as the show was starting so we didn't get a good group picture. WE had great seats on the front row. Since I was only in Utah for a total of 8 hours I wasn't telling my family (except Jordan). Guess who was at the show? My sister and her daughters. Hope they'll forgive me for not telling them I was coming. After the show we all went to PF Chang's for a delicious meal. Do you know they fry green beans there?




Wednesday morning we jumped back in the car and headed the whole way home. With 22 hours in the car we had plenty of time to plan all our kids lives and discuss all our problems. We talked politics and health care and reality tv and grandchildren and religion and dance and drill team and everything in between. We all wish our kids lived closer, would hurry up and get married (Tyson and Jordan), have more grandkids, and that dieting was easier. Thanks for coming with me LADIES!!!

10 comments:

Tiffany Fackrell said...

i must admit as fun as this trip sounded, those bottom two pictures are just creepy!! how in the heck did you smile with that girl behind you, i would have been CRYING MY EYEBALLS OUT!!!! (halloween is my least favorite holiday, just too scarey, and face paint makes it worse)!!

Cassidy said...

How fun!!!! I love your face in the close up with the zombie. I of course would've been freaked out the whole time. I'm a wimp, it's true.

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you made the trip up for that. How funny that you saw the Maughans!! What a great coincidence. I also can't believe how calm you were with the zombies. They freak the heck out of me.

Royce said...

how fun! girl trips are the best! yeah that show looked scary and i too love the look of pure terror on your face with the zombie haha! you should have made it extra fun and went to vegas to see kacey and then swung by california to see me and danielle! well we all know that you guys don't care about us anymore so i should say to see grace and emree and scarlet and rhode! how fun would that have been?!?! next time!
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Susan said...

What fun we had!! Thanks for making it happen Lori!!

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

so fun! so jealous! and SO excited to see you!

the Horton Hurricane said...

fun fun!! road trips can be fun (or not) great friends make it better, Thriller is worth it. Jordan get married (no pressure) he's so cute.

Moberg Family said...

It was lots of fun. Thanks, Lori.
Sad to miss the long ride home in the car. (Kidding!) Flying was much faster and staying for Stephanie's ultrasound was so nice.

Kathy said...

I feel like I got to come, loved the stop over in Boise Town Center, loved seeing the kids, how funny is that, that your sister would be there, that would be my luck, because we have so much family down there. But could you ever get enough visiting. How fun to go through all those subjects. Love a good road trip with friends, the time passes way toooooo fast! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Dee said...

It was lots of fun. Thanks for working out the details. We talked about it for so long but you finally made it happen! There was good food, good company and good fun. I'm so glad I was there.