S 1 E 2: The Final Push

After leaving Vernal, we set out in search of Cold Stone ice cream. The nearest that suited our rig (a Ram 3500 pulling a trailer with 2 four wheelers, a job box filled with things we didn’t trust the government to store, baby gear, food storage, and whatever else we forgot to send the movers with or they refused to take) was in Park City, UT.

30min from the amazing ice cream shop we were diverted south to Provo to see Davies boy #5 Jeff where Zed ordained him as an elder in the Church. This needed to be done ASAP so Jeff could receive the Church’s ok to be sealed (married) in the temple this coming Saturday.

2hrs, a church ordinance, and 3 sleeping children later we made it to Draper where we enjoyed our Cold Stone. We only made it a few miles farther when we realized there was no way we would make it to the ranch tonight. We sought out a hotel and enjoyed a free night on Marriott (thanks for my anniversary present). If you’re ever near the Salt Lake Airport and need a place to stay, stay at the Springhill Suites. AMAZING hospitality. They let us park our rig at the front door so we could sleep without fear of something being stolen.

We woke around 2am for the last 8hrs to the ranch. Dax keep Zed awake talking about why the moon goes away sometimes (because it dips behind the mountains). Dax was convinced a baby snake kept eating it. We passed through Winnemucca, NV and everyone was now awake to entertain Zed those final 3 hours.

S 1 E 1: Vernal, UT

The best way to sum up this leg of the trip is by saying within 30min one child was missing a chunk of hair and the other we now call Scar.

We drove straight through, only stopping for gas that we coordinated with pee breaks and food. Overall the kids did really well after the first fight. 6 people in a 6 seatbelt vehicle is never fun. We made it to Vernal at 0330 and crashed instantly. We spent the morning letting the kids feed baby bottle goats and enjoying some time out of the car.

Thank you to Jessup and Amanda for always being the best hosts no matter the time of our arrival and departure!

Season 1: American Road Trip

Sung to the tune of Little Einsteins

We’re going on a trip in our big blue rocket truck

Zooming down the road, Davies Family

Climb aboard, get ready to explore

There’s so much to see, Davies Family

We’re going on a vacation, start the countdown

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Everyone to the truck, rev it up now

RRRRRRRRR

We’re going on a trip in our big blue rocket truck

Zooming down the road, Davies Family

Climb aboard, get ready to explore

There’s so much to see, Davies Family

Come on, let’s go, Davies Family

Can’t wait to see you, Davies Family

Yeah!

On this season follow the Davies Family as we leave Tinker AFB in our rear view and head out on a 3 week family vacation. Follow us as we go from Oklahoma City to Vernal, UT to Frenchglen, OR, to Boise, ID, to Oklahoma City, OK, to Allen, MD, to Bay City, MI, to Montgomery, AL. You’ll get an inside look at the chaos of traveling as a family of six from sea to shining sea.

Enjoy!

-S