Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Story Behind The Picture

There's a rest stop just inside the California (Oregon) border on I-5, right alongside the Klamath River. We've driven to San Diego so many times that we actually look forward to this rest stop. Like driving to your old high school or visiting the neighborhood where you grew up.

We started taking the same picture every few times we'd go down to California. Once, we went down 3 times in less than a year so we'd have to wait until the girls had actually changed enough to see a difference, but we'd get so excited about recreating it!

Then one time, the sign was gone!! We looked all over to see if maybe they had moved it to another part of the rest stop but nope! It was just gone. It was like losing an old friend.

So I asked the girls to pose one last time and they just laughed at me! 

"Awe, come on! Just one last pose for old times sake! Pleeease?!"

Sharaya looked around to make sure no one was looking. Diana and Beth looked so embarrassed! They were laughing so hard!

But they did it!! They posed for like a half a second and I got the picture! The end of an era at the Randolph-Collier Rest Area.

We have so many road trip stories but this is one of my favorites! So much laughter and a crazy picture to remind us!
Do you have a favorite road trip story?


Rebecca Jo said...

I feel like that sign needs to be photoshopped in there :)
I wonder what happened to it?
We do that with Gatlinburg & when they had that big fire, it ruined it - but I've seen they've got a new one in - YIPPEE!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the posed photo as though the sign were still there. Cute!! And what on Earth were they thinking that they removed the sign???!!! That's like every time we'd go to Pennsylvania north of Beaver Falls, we would see the 'old rusty bridge' and the kids would say, There's the old rusty bridge!'. Fun memories. I love it that you took photos beside the same sign year after year. I should have done that at Harper's Ferry, WV every time we visited.

bj said...

Oh, Cindy....I love love love this post. The girls are so adorable and I just loved seeing the difference in the pics. I am so sorry the sign is no longer....
wonder what happened to it.?

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

That's a great story! I thought it was fun to see how your girls have changed over the years...they are so pretty!

Hugs and Love,