Once the newly weds left for the honeymoon the cousins all came to spend the rest of the day together. In the evening Grandma and Grandpa took Ethan and Johnnie back to the temple to do some baptisms for the dead. It was special for Ethan to get to go to a temple other the Portland. He was very excited to get to go and Johnnie go to do the work for my great aunt, my mom's Aunt Mary Amanda (the amazing woman I am named after.) Next month mom and I will go finish her work in Portland!
Our last night there we ate at the fun little BBQ place it doesn't look like much from outside but the kids loved the bear here. And in the back there are these cool covered wagon tables. In the middle of the room there was a baby buffalo, coyote, and fake fire. (The animals were taxaderimed)
Here are a few things we made lists of on our trip...States we were in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming.
Temples we saw, Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls,Twin Falls, Brigham City.
Animals we saw Cows, horses, sheep, deer, antelope, crows, chipmunk, buffalo, elk, moose, bear, swan, coyote, and I know there were more but I lost the sheet today, I must have thrown it away when I was picking up yesterday.
And I had printed a sheet with all the states licence plates for each of the kids to see if we could find them all. I think I was the only one that stuck it out the whole trip. I was addicted and HAD to find them all! I didn't make it but I found all but Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New York (although my Brother in law texted me a picture of that one since that is where they live) South Carolina, and West Virgina. I got so excited every time I found a new one. The kids thought I was pretty funny!
Overall it was a wonderful trip. The kids loved the hotel (it had a pool and they got to go swimming at night before bed) and it had free breakfast with a cool machine that makes pancakes! We had a great time even if it was A LOT of time in the car together. I planned fun things to do while we drove and we hiked a lot in the park so it broke up the time we were in the car then. I didn't get pictures at Mammoth springs because my camera died but it was AMAZING as well.