Amanda's favorite ornament.
Sam's favorite ornaments.
Our last stop (for Amanda, that is) was in Cedar City. We spent all day Wednesday getting her set up....parking pass, mailbox, papers signed, moving her stuff into her room, etc. Four of Marie & Joe's children helped us pack her stuff in and then helped Amanda decorate her walls. She had removable stickers to put on the walls. I love the way it turned out. Once she gets the pictures hung up, it's going to look even better!
We got back from girls camp Friday (yesterday) and our next adventure starts tomorrow. The time has come for Amanda to "fly the coop". She spent yesterday and today packing up her clothes, shoes, etc. This is part of what she's taking....the rest is still in her room, ready to come down and be packed into the cars. She's very excited (and, I'm sure, a little scared) to be out on her own. I'm going to miss her like crazy, but I know she'll do great!
We dropped Sam off at soccer camp at BYU and went to Alma & Matti's to stay for the week. They were so great to let us stay with them for 4 days. As usual, we had fun going to a movie, shopping and seeing the sights. One of my favorite things we did was go to the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine. Amanda helping Bella look at the mine through the telescope.
The mine is 2 1/2 miles across and 3/4 of a mile down.
This is a tire from one of the trucks that is used. The tires on the trucks cost $18,000 - $26,000 and last 9 months.
After we picked Sam up from BYU, we headed for Cedar City, UT, where we stayed with Marie and Joe. Our main goal there was for Amanda to attend Orientation at Southern Utah University.
On our last day of vacation (before making the long drive home), we went to Caliente for the day. My Dad and my brother and his wife (Kevin and Ann) live in Caliente, as well as one of their sons, Cory, & his wife and kids. Family also drove there from Las Vegas & Salt Lake. Needless to say, we had quite the group....there were 28 of us all together. Kevin and Ann cooked dutch oven chicken and potatoes for us all. It was delicious!!