I really thought I would be blogging way more while ‘on the road’ but sadly that just hasn’t happened (yet). Traveling as a family is very exciting, but even though it sounds really amazing, it does still come with its challenges. Like your littles getting sick or not sleeping very well in different environments… We’ve been experiencing some really high highs and some low lows too which I will get into when I have more time to sit down and write with a clear head… and when there are no children pulling at my clothes and limbs for attention 😉 I’ve been trying to be present in the moment and experience as much as we can, rather than trying to load all of our experiences all in one go onto social media, if you know what I mean 🙂 That doesn’t mean that I haven’t taken a ridiculous amount of pictures… I have 😉 And I will share them all very soon!
So, where in the world are we… and why? Adrian is doing some work in Nevada and attending some training in Washington state, and we are lucky enough to accompany him as a family. I just want to take a moment and do a big shout out to my rockstar of a husband – who works so hard to provide for our family, and gives us such amazing experiences together – we love you! We started our trip on Adrian’s birthday (9th September) and flew from Saskatoon to Calgary (1 hour), then to Salt Lake City (2 hours), and Salt Lake City to Elko, Nevada (1 hour). We had long layovers in both Calgary and Salt Lake City so we arrived in Nevada late on Sunday evening.
We headed out into Salt Lake City to check it out during our layover, which was awesome to do, and with that Utah became the first State that Summer, Hudson and I had ever visited.
*Salt Lake City
We were then in Elko, Nevada for a week and we drove to Salt Lake City (3 hours) and flew out to Washington state (2 hours) on Saturday the 15th September 2018. I would describe Elko as a small mining town in the middle of the desert, even though it is actually defined as the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada 😉 So it is in fact a city and not a town, but to me it has a small town feel and has such amazing friendly people who welcomed us and made us feel very much at home. We will be heading back to Nevada this Sunday the 23rd September for a week, and heading home to Saskatoon on Saturday 29th September. Our awesome Claire Pea arrives from South Africa on the 1st October (TWO WEEKS to go), so we will be home to welcome her to our awesome city. We are really enjoying Spokane, Washington State and our hotel is on the river in the city which is so amazing as we can walk down with the kids and experience the beauty right here! We have also been in Idaho quite a bit as the state line is only a few miles from us, and the lakes, forests and mountains are incredible.
*View from our hotel; Spokane river
Some of my highs so far include; being in America for the first time, seeing Salt Lake City, experiencing the desert terrain of Nevada, experiencing the Salt Flats, Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho, exploring Washington specifically the river and city of Spokane, celebrating Summer’s third birthday & spending time in awesome hotels with my littles! Some of our lows; a sick baby and dealing with germs while traveling, me getting sick, struggling a bit with not being in our own home and own space.
*The Bonneville Salt Flats
*Lake Coeur D’Alene in Idaho
*Celebrating Summer turning THREE
*Hotel hangs with my littles
I have so many stories and pictures to share with you all from our travels so far – watch this space 🙂
The Bergs 🙂
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Awesome Mandy. Great experiences.
Thanks Briony💕 We are very blessed!! Sending so much love to you all xx