Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 12 Heading Home

I was thinking that was it for our trip but heck the last day was fun too. We left our condo in Jeff & Rachel's hands and hit the road on Wednesday for home. We drove down through Minden and took the highway back through California for a change. This took us through some beautiful scenery down on by Mono Lake and the east side of Yosemite. 

You can see the smokey haze
 There was forest fires going on in the mountains to the east and you sure could tell with all the smoke and haze in the air. We stopped in Lee Vining at our favorite little drive in for lunch.
This was across the street and I just had to take a picture! Wow

 We drove by a sign for this lake. If I remember right it was June Lake. It looked so interesting so we hurried and went over and checked it out. It was such a pretty little spot. Who knew.
 Of course we were looking forward to going to Bishop just so we could go to this Bakery. Ashley had told us all about it and we were primed for pastries. We missed them so much after Solvang! It was awesome. Super crowded but so fun. It was so hard to pick out what we each wanted to get so we each got two. What can I say we knew the vacation was coming to an end and had to drown our sorrows a little.

 Then just to keep things interesting I guess we ventured off the main highway. We took a little road that went over the mountains and ended up just south of Goldfield. It took us forever and was super twisty and turny but very pretty. We climbed and climbed and the road even got down to a single lane at one point. It was pretty amazing.
Seriously one lane through this pretty little canyon.

 So after we got back on Highway 95 heading to Vegas we knew we had to step on it. We were meeting Ashley & Benjy and the boys in Vegas at Cafe Rio so we could take the boys home with us. Ashley had a trip to San Diego with the young women and we babysat the boys for her until Saturday morning.
 Cooper had his first sleepover at Grammy's house and it went alot better this time with Rees there too. He did get very sad on the drive home and went straight to bed a sad boy but he did okay. Of course both boys were up bright and early every morning. They played and played while I search for things to entertain them.
I got out the awesome toys and everything. It went very well but I have to say when Ashley & Benjy came Saturday I was okay with that. I took a three hour nap and still slept well that night. How does she do it!!!

So the big vacation was over. We had a blast and looking back I can't believe how much we did. We didn't run like maniacs all over but we sure packed alot in looking back. It was sad to see Christina go after spending almost two weeks together. We were only alone for a few hours though because Jeff & Rachel came that night to cheer us up.

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