When we woke up on December 23 we had a 6 hour drive ahead of us and we hadn't even packed. When I first woke up I got a cup of coffee, sat down at my computer and found an apology post it note from my son. The gist of it was he had started to run the water for a shower the night before, and had somehow got wrapped up in a video game and forgot about the running water. Not my favorite way to start a day of travel, but of course I had to save the note.
We got over the mountain pass without too many issues. For the first time ever we saw a travel warning for migrating elk on the highway. We got into town at 4:30, and went out to dinner that night.
It was snowing quite a bit at dinner, and we watched the snow falling outside while we visited. The day started a little stressfully, but ended by spending fun time with the family.