Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"City of Joseph"





So, now Josh is graduated, we had some serious vacation time on our hands. We took advantage of every minute and started off to Nauvoo. We got there Sunday and walked around the temple and looked out over the landscape. It was absolutely beautiful! We went to as many historical sites on Sunday as we could and were able to attend a choral concert by the Sister missionaries. We decided to try and save a few bucks and camp...that was our first mistake. It was 90+ degrees and felt like 100% humidity! Josh set up the tent as the kids and I sweltered in the sun and fought off the mosquitos (do I have your sympathy yet?) We settled into bed, and no sooner had I fallen asleep did I hear Gabe coughing followed by vomit. I rolled off the partially deflated air mattress to discover Gabe covered in throw up (which he did a few more times). I went searching for the flashlight, only to realize, we didn't bring a blasted flashlight!! I used my cell phone and tried to clean Gabe and the mess up by the light of my cell phone. We got things cleaned up and settled back down when Bailee starts crying and complaining about the smell (just thinking about it now gets my stomach turnin). But, that's okay because as soon as I convinced her to relax and go back to sleep, the heavens opened and it started to thunder, lightning and rain (I have never been so happy to be in a thunderstorm). It is now we realize, it probably wasn't the best idea to camp and we are willing to spend a few bucks on a hotel. It was the best 100 bucks I've spent in a long time! Gabe decided he wasn't finished with his antics and threw up once in the hotel and in the car on the way home. Can I just say that throwing up in the car...especially in a car seat should never be allowed to happen!! Anyhow, we managed to do some fun things and see all that we (or the kids) could handle. I highly recommend visiting the church history sites as every time I have gone my testimony has been strengthened and I have a greater appreciation for the early Saints. It builds faith and helps to better understand and visualize history as it was. It wasn't the ideal vacation, but we definitely made some lasting memories. ;)

9 comments:

Nate and Jessica said...

Been wondering about you guys! Oh man, throw up is the worst...I cant even imagine it while camping!

Cara said...

Nauvoo is one place we definitely want to visit, although, I admit, we definitely won't be camping :) That is the most horrible situation, I'm sure you are glad to be out of it! Throw up is the worst!

Stacey and Brody Miller said...

Hey friend!! How are you?
I can't believe this post. I would have lost it. I agree that $100 was worth staying in a hotel and not sleeping in a vomit smelling tent.

Lyndzi said...

I found your blog through Trinette's! We miss you guys but it looks like your having fun. Hope TX is good. I would love to see Navuoo, hopefully soon. I heard your pregnant, yeah! Hope you're feeling good.

McBrides said...

Oh my gosh Karley, that is horrible. Seriously, throw up in carseats really shouldn't be allowed...so gross and stinky! I think it's worst than poop, but Bob doesn't agree...nonetheless, that's awesome that you guys got to head to Nauvoo! How fun! So I'm hoping to call you sometime this week, hopefully you've been able to get good and settled in Texas!

Kristen said...

Wow! TX and done with school. That must be a great feeling. Enjoy not being a singlemom/wife of a dental student! ;)

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