Tyler loved his car trip. We left at 4 AM on the ride up there. It took both the boys an hour and half to fall back asleep because they were both so excited to be on this great adventure of ours. Ty had movies, unlimited treats and fun places to stop- by the end of the trip, our trip was named, "Tyler's Great Adventure". It is so fun to have children and be the parents that get to spoil and make life fun for our little ones. That is one of the best parts of being a parent for me! On our way up we stopped in Vegas at the Silverton hotel to allow Ty to see a huge aquarium. His favorite were the sting rays.
There were a few tender mercies during the trip. We got a flat tire on the way up. But we got it while filling up with a tire shop right around the corner. We could have gotten it in the snow, far from anyone, or had to put a spare on, which would have been a huge pain because our trunk was very full. We were very grateful. Also, we got stuck in a snow storm and we were kept safe. It was extremely stressful and hard to see a few feet ahead, but Ryan did a great job and we got to our hotel.
Thank you to the Parks for letting us stay with them. It was wonderful to see friends, Kendra Manwaring and the McIntires; and family of course: the Dawson's and Williams.