Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Here We Go!

We decided to do a road trip this year rather than flying to Canada like we usually do.  Who knows, maybe we'll love it so much that it'll become our annual trip, or maybe we'll decide it was a good adventure while it lasted...  We set off today at 9am.
We stopped for lunch at an In N Out in Auburn, a little outside Sacramento before continuing on our way. We wanted to have the freedom to make stops if we wanted to, and I'm glad for that-here's a quick photo op with Donner Lake in the background at a Vista Point right past Donner Summit.  Being the teachers we are and wanting to optimize teachable moments, Jason shared a quick rundown with Grace about the Donner Party and how people used to travel through this area.

We made it to Elko, Nevada around 7pm and headed right to dinner.  Jason checked Yelp for some suggestions on where to go and we ended up choosing a restaurant called Sergio's. It was somewhat of a hole-in-the-wall type Mexican restaurant, but the portions were huge and the food was pretty good. 
Since the kids did so wonderfully in the car and it is my birthday after all, we decided to end our day with a trip to a nearby Dairy Queen for some ice cream.  Today was a great start to our road trip... 10 hours on the road- can you believe it?!  Fingers are crossed that this will continue...


JHNickodemus said...

Ya'll are BRAVE!

Steve said...

Too bad we didn't know beforehand. Our family was only about 20 minutes away from the Auburn In-N-Out on the same day. It would have been fun to meet up!