The Ferkin Family took the opportunity to visit the Rueckerts during this year’s Spring Break. We packed up the Sienna and headed out on Saturday morning. The trip is about 700 miles and we are pleased to report that it took us about 10 hours…we made good time. There is, after all, a science to eating, getting gas, changing diapers, going to the bathroom, and feeding Parker all at the same time to minimize stops.
We figured out that I hadn’t been to Utah for 3 years. This was also one of the first times I had been there NOT during the summer.
On the way up Emily and I decided we would try to cram in as many Utah green jello jokes as we could during our week stay. Before we knew it even Noah was joining in. He even told one tonight.
Noah: Knock, knock.
Me: Who’s there?
Noah: Green Jello!
In case you don’t get the joke, it is said that Utah is #1 in America for per capita consumption of Jello (watch your hooves, horses!) They also had a pin during their Winter Olympics in honor of the green variety.
Anyway, our arrival at the Rueckerts home in Herriman, UT also coincided with some snow as you see in the pictures above. Emily and Noah got to see falling snow for the first time in their lives–pretty fun!
Grandpa Joe had also come up to Utah for the week. We are both investigating buying some property in Provo, UT as an investment. It was fun to see the battles with the grandchildren, particularly Owen and Noah who enjoy the rough play.
More from the week to follow…