Well, it has been awhile since I have blogged.. things have been rather busy.. I left California on Nov. 6th with Kris, my dad, and all the kids.. We drove over to Glendale, Arizona so that I could go to my commencement ceremony.. unfortunately I do not have any good pictures of me walking because I failed to teach Kris how to use my camera prior to the ceremony... But there are a few snapshots that we took afterwards..
After leaving Arizona we headed up to Las Vegas and got a room at the Excalibur.. that was a huge disappointment... the room was awful.. but we had a good time anyway.. spent way to much money, and dad gave Kris & I a date night..:) We went to the eiffel tower restaurant and spent a boat load of cash and got some good food..A little miscommunication kept us from going to see a show.. but thats ok.. we still got to enjoy each others company.
We left Vegas and headed to Reno.. We stayed at the Atlantis in the Concierge tower and let me tell you it was beautiful! Best hotel room I have ever stayed in! They had free Hors d'oeuvres, breakfast, and dessert in the evening! I wish I could always stay in places like that!
We continued on to Portland, Oregon and drove through the mountains and lots of snow to get there.. ended up buying chains for the tires because of the amount of snow on the road....Stayed at a horrible days inn while in portland got up early and left for Washington... Finally made it here on the morning of Nov. 10th and got our house... Then began all the days of work.. deliveries, installations, shopping, and then Kris left to go back to SD.. and I found out that the van is broken and leaking gas from the fuel tank.. :( Then Dad left to fly back home .. So now I am dealing with the insurance company and trying to see if they will fix it.. but I have to take it in to a shop and have them look at it first to see "what caused it" They said if it is normal wear and tear they won't cover it ... but if it is something damaged then they will .. but the appraiser who glanced under my car said he couldn't see anything so as it stands they aren't going to cover it..
Lots of snow!
Arriving in Tacoma
So I am going to take my van in tomorrow morning and see if they can diagnose the problem.. and if it is something that the insurance company will cover then I will get a rental car.. if not.. then I will just go without my car for who knows how long.. sigh.. I really should go to the grocery store and get some more food before that happens..lol..
I have had the good fortune to be spending much more time with Nicole lately too.. it is so nice having her live close to me...
I am also looking forward to getting to meet some of the other Navy Wives up here.. Next week we are all doing Thanksgiving here at my place.. so that should be a lot of fun... :)
I guess that is about it for now..