My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

18 August 2009

Josie's first road trip

My parents-in-law drove Caleb, Josie and I on a five-day trip up to Reno, Nevada. Our main reason for going was to visit Caleb's grandmother, who turns 90 in December. She was thrilled to see us, and especially to meet great-granddaughter number 12. We also got to do a bit of sight-seeing up and down Highway 395, as well as stay in historic Virginia City in Nevada. Here's a few pictures from the trip.

On our drive up, we stopped at a park in Bishop for lunch. Josie had a much-needed reprieve from the car seat.

Josephine was a pretty good traveler. She spent a LOT of time in that car seat, and only really lost it once.

Grandma Fate (Caleb's mom's mom) with her great-granddaughter. They're just 89 1/2 years apart in age. Grandma was thrilled to get to meet her.

Me and Caleb in Virginia City. Its a preserved old Western town, complete with regular shoot outs, guys dressed in cowboy gear and enough saloons to quench the thirst of the entire state. We had a nice day wandering around town and enjoying the local fare. Caleb's aunt and uncle live just outside town, up in the mountains, and we got to stay with them. Its a beautiful setting.

Relaxing in the hotel in Bishop on our way home. We'd left Virginia City around 9:00 a.m., met more of Caleb's extended family at Lake Topaz for a while (Caleb even did a little water skiing), and then headed to Bishop. We tried to see Bodie and Mono Lake on the way, but arrived at both spots after they'd closed.

Caleb and Josie in Bishop. We'd just visited the Galen Rowell gallery. He was a prominent photographer of the High Sierras and other iconic California scenery.


Anonymous said...

Heidi, Love the photos. You all look so very happy.
Love, Diana (Caleb's cousin)

Rachel said...

What?! You guys actually stopped at Lake Topaz? Caleb's family vacations there?? You guys must have just missed us. We came home on Saturday. Sounds like you guys had fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi! Our Heidi just had her first road trip this weekend, too, also to Reno, NV of all places! Ours was for a family wedding. We drove up all day Friday, drove home all day Sunday. She did much better on the way there than on the way home...but we had a good time. It was fun seeing you and Amy a few weeks ago, and fun to see the comment about your Loft pants. =) Have fun, Mommy!