Day 1 in Elko

The kids and I finally made it to Elko after a 9 hour drive that should have only taken 8 hours. What took us so long you ask? A flat tire! Yes, three kids, one pregnant lady, 100 degrees, a quarter tank of gas outside of Pell City, Alabama with only three good tires. It was only after 20 minutes of sweating, trying to find the jack hidden in my car, keeping the kids contained in the car did a truck driver pull over to help. I must admit I was a bit nervous but I just prayed that the Lord would protect me, I was talking to Jim and an Alabama Trooper was on his way to help (However, he never showed up). This ordeal took about an hour and then we were back on the road. The tire blew out completely so I will be getting new tires in Georgia this week. It was crazy but the kids did great!

Today was our first full day in Elko. This is the first time we have been to Elko during the summer in quite a few years so the kids are enjoying Papa and Mema’s water toys for the yard. The kids were up at 7, breakfast by 7:45 and in the yard at 8. It was way to early for me. I was wiped out and they were running full speed ahead.

First things first, check on the black berry bushes and the tomato plants. They seemed to be doing just fine. Oops, I think Anna Kate got a sour one.


Finally, at 10 we put on their bathing suits and set up the slip n slide. Let the fun begin…..




Just a few more from our day…




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