Thursday, April 16, 2009


Well... for those of you who don't know, Auntie Nay and I (Jessie) went to Utah and Idaho to look at college campuses of interest. What started out as a simple trip to Utah, took a few twisty turny thingys and ended up being quite entertaining. To make sure you get the FULL story... let's start from the beginning...
Auntie Nay said there would be some rain in Utah so we should pack warm clothes... of course, CAlifornia is not the coldest place.. so our warm clothes are NOT in any way shape or form UTAH WARM CLOTHES... please note for future trips of yours that UTAH is much COLDER when it rains. Especially when temperatures reach freezing and the rain drops turn to snow sleet. (At least it was pretty to look at.)
Day One:
Salt Lake City, Temple Square
(Welcome to Utah)
Firstly, Temple square is basically under construction. Don't get your hopes up on finding a parking spot... if you can find a parking lot. Once we DID find a parking spot, we paid... in an "on your honor box" (haha only in Utah). Those Mormons! Because it was raining... I mean POURING... we couldn't find anyone to take our picture for us outside the temple, so we did our best to accomodate ourselves... Three cheers for Nay Nay!!
Day Two:
Provo Utah
Rain... I mean Snow.
We spent Wednesday in Provo. It was raining when we left and to our pleasant surprise... whattya know... SNOW. We took the BYU campus tour with our very perky tour guide... *AND CUTE* on a Golf cart..... PS his name is Rhett... please see picture below. Don't we look lovely in our california rain clothes. we are sooo californians.

We had lunch with Lonette Stoddard. She's one of Kathy Raile's friends who works at BYU. I went to Nauvoo with her in February. We ate at the Wilkinson Center and then visited the HUMUNGO BYU bookstore. This is what BYU looked like when we came out of hibernating.

By the way, this is what our car looked like... we had a hard time finding it a couple times... because all the cars looked the same with their snuggies on (refer to commerical) . *Naomi doesn't think anyone will get that.* But you can totally ask her what happened on the way out from the Seagull Bookstore.

Many times we screamed like chickens with our heads cut off on our way into the mall... grocery stores... and multiple other places. We even learned how to create the human tidal wave with our car. There was so much slushy snow on the ground that our car swam in it. AND just walking in the parking lots was entertaining because from the time we walked from the car to a place where it was dry... our socks were soaked... no matter how hard we tried to keep dry. PS Californians do not own snow shoes.
Day Three:
More snow... and then rain

We went to Idaho EARLY this morning. NOTE I woke up EARLY over spring break.... and i DID NOT ATTEND SEMINARY. We drove four hours to Rexburg and toured the campus with our tour guide Ashley. It cleared up in RExburg... JUST FOR US!! YEA!!!
The rexburg temple is absolutely gorgeous.. and we didn't get a picture.. you can google it. And we saw basically every temple in utah. At least half of them. Then we totally drove back another FOUR hours in the car. IT rained. and WE SANG.... a lot... in the car... to the beatles... to keep awake because we were both exhausted. that is EIGHT freaking hours in a car. A CAR!!! but i got a free BYU -I Tshirt!!!! Yippeee!!!
This is us EXHAUSTED when we arrived home in Midvale at Scott's place.
We would like to thankGrandma Debby for taking us to the Airport and for picking us up tomorrow. We very much enjoyed her company and appreciated her taking the time to drive us to the airport and home. WE LOVE YOU.
And Thank you mom and dad and uncle mikey for letting us go on our trip to visit the BYU campuses... WE ARE HAVING TOOOOOO MUCH FUN.
And we are SO ready to go to bed. (We miss our beds)


SusieQ said...

That's so awesome! Looks like you guys had a good time. So Jess...what college did you choose??

Danny said...

Get used to that if you're heading up north... That's just a light snow... I've cleared FEET of snow off my car before... :)

It's way fun and pretty though. You'll love it.