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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Last Few Days of Vacation:(

Wow – it has been a great month…  From meeting up with friends, to great conversations, sight seeing and shopping – who could ask for more.  Our last 2 days have been spent at Lake Utah State Park, a first visit for us, but definitely not the last.  It is a peaceful place in Provo, Utah.  You are truly removed from the noise and bustle of the cities around you, but just minutes away from everything as well.
The weather during this visit was exactly what we like – warm enough to cook outside, have evening fires, and not need the furnace or the air conditioning!
In true for to the name of the blog, Don drove me to an outlet mall, as well as numerous other sites.  Suffice to say the grandkids will receive their fair share of goodies.  And a few special things for myself as well.
In searching for trip souvenirs, I have decided to link my infallible love for Starbucks to my compulsive souvenir buying, hence resulting in various souvenir location Starbucks mugs.  This allows us to drive relentlessly around cities and states, in search of great coffee and the success and thrill of finding the mug.  Now the benefits don’t end there – of course my other love (my Tassimo coffeemaker) brews a mean cup of 12 ounce coffee, and wouldn’t you know it – these cups fit!  So see it is a win-win all around.
Not to be left out, we did make one special trip for Don as well.  He was in search of a Trimble hand held GPS, to replace one lost this winter.  Salt Lake City has a Trimble dealer, and they had exactly the one he wanted in their used inventory.  hmm – can you claim this as a business trip now?  Stewart – do you read this??
This will likely be my last vacation blog this trip, as we are on the road north now.  Today we are just taking a short day, staying in Idaho Falls.  Tomorrow we will cross and be home in Canada, with hopes to be home and able to see some of the grandkids on Friday for dinner.
Saturday is Blake’s 5th birthday and we want to take him shopping for his gift.  Saturday is also our friend Paul’s 65th birthday party, can’t miss that either.  We will see Lindsay and Connor on Thursday next week as they head down for a visit while Jeremy is away.  So between all that we will get caught up on cuddles with ALL the grandkids.
We are looking forward to our May long weekend camping trip, and getting the trailer out to the lake lot for a while.  Don has a few jobs to keep him busier than he needs to be – but I guess that is the life of a consultant.
Have a great week – we will continue reporting adventures as life offers them!

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