Remembering Yesterdays

I thought that it’d be fun to dig through the archives and pull up one of those things that has become a Back in the Old Days.

Stepping back to the warm summer of 2005, two months before our wedding.


Pictured: Me standing next to Darren’s truck, in the background the famous North Dakota cow. It’s supposed to be the largest in the world!

This blog post was titled “Honeymoon” and written 7/20/05.

What shall we do for our honeymoon?
It’s been settled for a while that we should take it as a coast to coast road trip.

When this was first decided I was brought back to the moment when I realized that honeymoons were not vacations that occurred on the Earth’s moon.
The same book that I learned this from also informed me that Honeymoons may be taken (on Earth) by people who have been married a long time. The book was The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Darren’s been talking about wanting to go camping all the way back to New York. Maybe if we go on a second honeymoon, like Mama and Papa Bear, we’ll go on a cruise around the world. Camping’s good for the first honeymoon, after all, if you have to be on earth; you might as well be as close to it as possible.

On September 30th, 2005 for the first time I blogged from the computer that I’m sitting in front of right now. Pretty cool.

Honeymoon Traveling Adventures.

On Tuesday (Sept. 15) we spent the day packing our stuff into a UHaul trailer which we set up to rent for ten days. That night we slept on the floor in my empty room. Sleeping in that room rid of anything that said “Laura” helped me realize that I wasn’t going to be living here anymore.

Those ND people sure like their animals big. This dude is supposedly the biggest buffalo ever to grace the open drylands. Even standing in front of this looming cement rock was intimidating!

We left between 5:30 and 6 in the morning. Somehow there wasn’t anything incredibly strange about getting in the truck knowing that I wasn’t coming back to stay. That day we drove about 10 hours and stopped in Montana somewhere to spend the night. The hotel room smelled like sewage. I think that Darren, Heidi and I left around 9am.

Montana lasts forever. We drove all day. Maybe not, but it felt like all day. Hours later we reached Darren’s sister’s place. Thanks, Roxanne, for your great hospitality! Thanks too for taking us to the drive in. I’ve never been to a drive in movie so that was fun for me despite the very scariness of the movie! After a fun trip in Billings we hit the road again.


Next stop: Jamestown North Dakota. Darren, Heidi and I stayed with Darren’s parents for a few days. It was fun! Darren showed me around his old stomping grounds. We also went out with Darren’s parents to have an official Jamestown tour. I got my picture taken with the world’s biggest cow and the world’s biggest buffalo. Nice, huh? We had a reception as well. I got to meet Darren’s family which was cool. It was pretty groovy to find out that my blog is read by people that I’ve never met before!! As I mentioned in my last post, Scott replaced our windshield. That was cool! Within a few hours of driving it was well broken in. By this I mean that it wasn’t clear as air–completely covered in dead bugs and other icky stuff. The truck has yet to be washed!


Me standing in the kitchen of Darren’s trailer house over in New York.

From there we drove 30 hours. Darren said that we’d stop at 2 o’clock to get a hotel and sleep. I think that we made better time than Darren thought that we would because we were into New York and to his place by 1:30. Pretty crazy, huh?

And that’s that. We’ve had one Sunday with the New Yorkers. That was good. This coming Sunday is fellowship meal. Darren’s been giving lots of thought to what we should bring. As I mentioned, the stove and cook top doesn’t work so the options of meal are extremely limited. I’m sure other people will bring yummy things.

This was all before I was a crazy blog addict! Fun to look back sometimes. :)
As I said in my last flash back post, congratulations if you remember!

PS: Speaking of remembering things. Did you turn your clocks ONE HOUR AHEAD? That’s Sunday at midnight, right? I hope so, because I did.

PPS: Looking for Weekly Winners? Scroll down…I posted that last night.

5 Responses to “Remembering Yesterdays”

  1. Laura says:

    OHHHHH!! I KNOW where the cow and the buffalo ARE!!! We lived in MT for 4 years, and drove to visit my best friend in Fargo, ND, several times…my kids loved seeing those landmarks from the road!

    What a fun post! Thanks for reposting it!

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  2. LOL I have read that BB book -cute !
    It is good to look back on memories and smile.
    I love the biggest cow and buffalo – we have a few big things in Australia (mostly fruit but also a sheep) I will have to do a post of them soon heehee.

    Babyamore (Trish)’s last blog post..Weekly Winners

  3. Gramma Momma says:

    You’ve seen parts of the U.S. that rest of us haven’t seen (and maybe never will see). That was quite the road trip will old Heidi dog. :P

    If you could have a “dream” honeymoon, what would it be?

    Mom :)

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  4. Laura says:

    Thanks for the comments. :)
    I’ll look forward to seeing those pics, Trish!
    Mom, no idea. I know Darren would love to go on a whale watch boat ride sometime, that’s expensive, but hardly a honeymoon. :P
    Laura, how cool! :D I told my hubby and he thought that was really great that someone else had seen these two ND prides. hehe!

  5. Oh dear my, those buffalo and the cow brought back so many memories. Ugh. The things we did for fun as kids growing up in NoDak . . .

    Burgh Baby’s Mom’s last blog post..The Toddler Talks, I Laugh

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