After a lovely Thanksgiving week in Boulder with some of Roberta’s family we drove to Utah to spend Christmas with some of Dave’s family. When we arrived in Provo there was a bit of snow on the ground, but otherwise the weather was fairly mild, especially compared to what we had experienced on the road in Colorado and Wyoming. We divided our time between Dave’s parents home in Provo and his sister’s place in Payson (about 20 minutes south of Provo). We thoroughly enjoyed our “family” time during the holidays, making the most of our time eating, playing games, having fun in the snow, eating, getting acquainted with Dave’s parent’s new puppy Bebe, and more eating. Dave even found some tennis partners for Roberta (his parent’s neighbors) so she got to play some very competitive tennis THREE times! (And on the INDOOR BYU courts even!!)
Two of our favorite gifts…
(where no one can catch her if she doesn’t want to do something)
so when he steals her to take in the RV she can ride there (so he says).
After the first two weeks of lovely mild Utah winter weather we got to experience some REAL winter stuff – several successive snow storms and very cold (even by Utah standards the locals told us) temperatures. It was great to have the “true winter atmosphere” for the holidays – until some of the RV pipes froze and subsequently BROKE 😦 . The gory details aren’t necessary to tell, but suffice it to say it was quite a challenge for Dave to get us back on track in the torturous conditions, but, as usual, he DID rescue us (more than once) from sure disaster – & we lived to tell about our adventures once again 🙂
And for all of our teacher friends out there – who’s on yard duty today??
Happy Holidays to all our friends and family!
Our blog will continue in January 2011….