Road Trip to Washington! The Drive Home

Because the flat tire had lost us an entire day and the road trip took twice as long as I expected we only got three full days in Washington. Everyone was really sad when we had to pack up and leave Saturday morning at 6am.

Friday night I started to feel really sick and by Saturday morning it was at its peak. I don’t know what the heck kind of cold/flu it was but it was the worst I’ve ever had! I felt legitimately worried for myself driving home! Every time I stood up I felt like I was going to faint and everything hurt. My head to my toes… so sore. Add in a headache, sleep deprivation, and the sore throat, coughing, and sneezing. Wow, was I sick!

But I absolutely had to leave because Allan was in Utah waiting for me to pick him up (he’d flown there from Arizona for some job interviews) and he had to get home by Sunday night in order to get to work Monday morning!

This was the miserable view as we left Washington. I have to admit driving from there into the beautiful weather of Idaho and Utah was nice! Photobucket

We stopped at a McDonald’s for a late breakfast, early lunch in Yakima, WA. This is when I was the worst. I could barely walk I was so dizzy. I think I had a severe fever because I was shaking/shivering uncontrollably and couldn’t get warm at all even with the heater blasting me. Then I finally bought some tylenol and took two and within ten minutes started sweating (pouring sweat) and felt SO hot.

All was right in the world for my kids though. They were overly excited about getting happy meals! PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

The next time we stopped was at the Arrowhead Travel Plaza in Oregon. It’s a really nice road stop! Photobucket

Sierra was starting to cry because when I took the picture the three other kids showed their pez dispensers and she realized she left hers in the car and felt left out. Photobucket

They were all loving the stuffed animals there. Photobucket

The older girls got ice cream so I got the little kids a smoothie to share. Photobucket

I bought them some little activity books and they showed them off… Photobucket

Then it was back on the road with some new fun things to do. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

We made it to Idaho. Photobucket

I couldn’t find Payson and Ember’s sweaters in the giant piles of stuff crammed in my car so Payson wore one of Sierra’s and Ember wore a shirt of mine. Photobucket

We stopped and stayed at a motel in Twin Falls. It was cheap and it was a dump. Oh boy was it cheap for a reason! It was the worst motel I’ve ever stayed at. Yuck. Photobucket

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