Sometimes, I like going back to places I've been for the comfort of the familiarity and knowing what to expect. They say that is one reason the McDonald's are so successful, because you can count on the food being the same in Boise or Tucson or China! People are often comforted by having their expectations met and having no surprises. When we work with clients, this can make a difference. Tell them what to expect. Be impeccable in keeping your word. Have no surprises!
But then there are times the adventurer that I am loves to go on a road I've never travelled before and be surprised. Our trip is allowing us to do both of these things.
DAY 5: We wake to a rainy day in Ogden. I'd planned to walk the 4 long blocks to the Treehouse Museum this morning, but we opted for the comfort and dryness of the car. This delightful museum has small areas with themes that kept Lily intrigued fro a couple of hours. The oval office had a cardboard replica of President Obama and I wanted Lily to let me take her picture with him, but for some reason, she refused. She did recognize many of the presidents, whose pictures were on the wall. She made a card for her Mom in the crafts area and loved making noise with the drums in the music area.
My e-PRO workshop today was at Franklin Group NW Realtors where I was surprised to see several of my Women's Council of REALTORS friends. Two past Ogden Chapter Presidents, Penny Stark and Cathy Palmer, and the current President all were there! They tell me May was a very good month, although there is still some difficulty with loans. I am hearing more and more about the USDA loans being a good choice for many.
In the parallel world, Lily and Bub, went to an arcade, where Lily racked up lots of tickets with which she bought some prizes, including a chinese handcuff. She'd never seen one of these before and put her fingers in and then to her dismay was stuck! Grandbub finally shared the trick with her. It's a good life lesson, isn't it? You are stuck until you RELAX!!!!!!
On the road again....from Utah to Idaho. Beautiful, rolling green hills with few trees, but lots of cows provided the scenery along a river for many miles. As we came into Twin Falls, population 35,000+ we looked for a restuarant for dinner for about 20 minutes to no avail. Eating out must not be a favorite pastime here. Finally we spied The Garden Cafe where we had a scrumpious dinner. It was even Kids Eat Free night!
Our next stop was the Miracle Hot Springs, where we unloaded our things into the King Dome and then spent a few hours soaking in the restoring hot springs! Daylight savings time and the fact we are moving further north have daylight lasting until well after 9, so we seem to be getting to bed later and later.
Every night we've been reading a chapter of Lemony Snickett's first book, The Bad Beginning. Lily likes the story, but I much prefer happily ever after to tales of misery. Even so, it was easy to drift off to sleep.
For more on the trip from the parallel universe diva, Miss Lily...visit her blog at www.LilysLand.com
(If a 7 year old can blog, you can too!!!)