Monday, September 15, 2014


We made the trek to Billings today!  We left at the wonderful hour of 6:10am.  We drove through lots of mist coming off the rivers and saw deer in the road and entered a new state for all of us--Montana! 

We had a pretty tight schedule.  It takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes to get there and we needed to be back before 5:00 for Palmer's football practice.  We had a plan.  We pulled into Walmart's parking lot around 8:50.  Joy of joys, I never thought I would be happy to see a Walmart!  We made it out a little before 10:00.  The mall was next.  We got there right as it opened and split up, girls and boys.  Emma found a really nice dress for Homecoming (and it was only $49) and Palmer found a suit and shirt and tie.  I also scored on some $5 pants!  This was all at JC Penney.  On the way out of the mall Emma, Lucy, Peter, and Eric hit the photo booth for a quick silly picture.  We went to Scheel's next.  It was like an amusement park!  While Palmer and Andy and Brian looked for the specific football pants they needed for the cold weather, Lucy and Peter and I went on the ferris wheel!  We took pictures around the store in the little photo op stations and they played in the little bounce house.  After that we hit Cafe Rio.  Brian had three free meal cards.  They employees at this location were SOOOOO slow compared to Orem, but we finally got our food and inhaled it.  Costco was next.  Again we divided and conquered with two carts overflowing!  We left Costco and packed the van up and stopped for gas and we left Billings around 1:45!  WHEW, we made it back to Worland by 4:40.  Palmer went to his practice and at 6:00 Lucy had her first volleyball game, a double header.  She did great, scored three points when she was serving and hit it over the net several times! 

The trip went very well and hardly anyone complained.  We spent a lot, but hopefully we are stocked for a good month.  Plus it helps that Billings has no sales tax. 

Here are some pictures from the day:

Scheel's riding the jeep

They love to ham it up

Sleeping on the way home

Who knew Abe hangs out in Billings

Can't resist sitting on Abe's lap!

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