30-Hour Roadtrip!

I don’t normally post on the weekends, but it happens to be our only time to breath now that we are here in Colorado taking seminary classes!

Here is a glimpse of our recent 30-hour trip across the country :) My goal was to get Joel to stop and pose by every state road sign that we passed, but when we left SC 5 hours later than anticipated…I just got to take the shots as we hurried past them…

u16692313One down…many more to go!


Almost to our first night’s stop at Joel’s parent’s house in…


We were delighted to arrive at the Hurdle House late the first night.


We had a good night of sleep and a nice day as a family the next day. The boys put new tires on the car and changed the oil. While Mrs. Anita and I were busy going to every TJMaxx in the Memphis area looking for twin coverlets for our guest room. That night Sugar and Sweetie came over for dinner sponsored by Eli Manning!


Eli Manning was shooting a Reebok commercial at Briarcrest (where Mrs. Anita works and all the kid’s attend) and the film crew had TONS of leftovers. Salmon, chicken, etc. it was delicious! Thank you, Eli!


It was back on the road again for us.


It would prove to be a long day of driving…destination: Kansas!


I finally convinced Joel that road signs didn’t make a very fun blog post and that we needed to stretch out legs anyway!

One thing you must know about the Hurdles…we don’t do a lot of things right…but one thing we DO get right is food. We travel alot and pride ourselves on finding GREAT restaraunts along the way…not so lucky with “Taco Bueno”.


I slept thru Kansas…oops :)


When we arrived for our second night I was VERY awake because all through Selina, KS there were very loud alarms going off for tornadoes. We were greeted at our hotel by all the guests sitting in the lobby waiting to see if a tornado would blow through. Thankfully it didn’t. We hit the hay and got ready for our last day of driving.


We passed hundreds of cool looking turbines. They weren’t here 2 years ago when we made this trek.

Joel did all the driving. (I did offer!) I can’t remember if he is just having some fun here or trying to stay awake…


And finally, the sign we’ve been waiting for!!!

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YAY! Safe and sound with no tornado sightings. We are here! Thanks for your prayers for safe travels. We are busy studying and look forward to being in touch again soon! xoxo

0 thoughts on “30-Hour Roadtrip!”

  1. Too cute! And I love that pic of Joel letting his hair blow out the sunroof! Enjoy colorful colorado and I look forward to hearing about all you learn! ;)

  2. It’s been six years since I drove our and didn’t fly. This makes me miss the drive! Twelve years ago I stopped at each state welcome sign to take pics. Most are the back of me running to get in the picture before the timer went off. My friend who flew out to drive back with me looked cute in every picture. See ya’ll in two weeks!

  3. I knew you couldn’t “blog break” for too long! ;) Love the post & glad you’ve gotten a good laugh or two out of mine…I absolutely could NOT stop laughing @ 1) Taco Bueno & 2) Joel’s head out the sun roof!!! Miss you bunches & can’t wait to see you soon!! xoxoxo! p.s…picked up a fun jute rug with 2 inch thick red trim around the edge tonight on the side of the road. PERFECT!! It’s on my porch now. :) Made me miss you!

  4. Seeing the “Welcome to Arakansas” sign made me giddy all over!!! :)

    Hope you are both doing great and learning lots! :) Waiting to see pics of your cute little apt!

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