After the funeral and before everyone headed home, we had to go through Doris’ house so it could be decided on who wanted what out of it. There was a list to go by, but not everyone wanted what had been designated for them. The process was surprisingly less stressful than anticipated.
Tommy’s mom passed away on Monday, April 15. At 97, she’d lived a long, full life.
It took us a little time to get the grandkids all together for a funeral. On April 25, the funeral for Doris was held at Roswell Methodist Church. Amanda, Evan, Miss B, Hall, Molly and Abigail were all in attendance. We took the opportunity to take some family photos.
Sunday, March 24
We left the hotel at 8:55. Since all of the sightseeing was done, we wanted to get home as quickly as we could. We both missed Bubba!
Although we had been to Arches/Moab before, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
We got home at 4:08.
Total miles driven – 3909
Saturday, March 23
We left the hotel at 9:15. It was 43 degrees and misting. We drove to Damar to take pictures of St. Joseph Catholic Church. We had been there before, but this time we were going inside. Before we got to Damar we saw this church.
After spending some time taking pictures and marveling at the beauty both inside and outside of this church, we got back on the road and headed east. We got to Warrenton, MO, filled up the truck and got a room at the Holiday Inn Express. Dinner was from Imo’s Pizza.
Total miles driven – 3410
Friday, March 22
Tommy, Hall and I left Amanda, Evan and Miss B at the condo to clean up and check out. Tommy and I were going to drop Hall off at a hotel by the airport so he could catch his flight the next day.
We got to Hall’s hotel in Denver, dropped him off and then drove on to Colby, KS. We stayed at the Comfort Inn for the night.
Total miles driven – 2792
Wednesday, March 20
When we were still at home planning our trip I wanted to do something we had not yet done. A friend had taken one of the jet boat tours when they were in Moab and it looked like fun. So I scheduled us for a Moab Jet Scenic tour. It was a 3 hour trip on the Colorado River.
Since our boat tour wasn’t until the afternoon, we went climbing. Well, the kids went climbing as Tommy and I watched.
We were all supposed to go on the boat tour but Miss B wasn’t feeling well so we left her and Amanda at the condo.
According to our guide, the river was low so we weren’t able to see/do some things that we might have. But it was enjoyable to see the scenery from the river.
Tuesday, March 19
Once again Tommy, Hall and I went to Arches early. Others stayed in bed, although Evan may have gone for a run or a ride.
When we got back to the condo, we packed up to go for a ride. First stop was at the petroglyphs.
Later Tommy, Hall and I went out to Arches to see a sunset.