Thursday, December 8, 2016
Record of Historic Trip to Laramie, Salt Lake City, Provo, and Penrose, December, 1952
I stayed in Dwight and Velna's room in the Hotel Utah across from the temple and lighted temple grounds. There weren't lots of extra lights on the grounds, but it was beautiful with snow drifting down, and lots of snow on the ground. My evening was miserable because I ended up with a blinding migraine, which didn't go away until the next day.
The $4.00 motel had paper for walls, and I hoped that Mother could sleep because I couldn't because of all of the noise - people talking, etc. We woke in the morning and went to pick up Louise in Provo - where pansies were blooming! The trip home was still exciting for me because we went over South Pass. Louise slept all the way home - or so it seemed.
As you can see, we took the whole trip for less than $30. Mileage on the car was kept on the right hand side of the page.
The pages above these two tell a different story - the one on the left lists extra costs for the trip. (I think we took home-prepared sandwiches and the old red water jug.) The list on the right tell the story of Christmas that year. We bought a Christmas tree in Basin - small enough to fit in the trunk of the car. I'm still trying to figure out the outing flannel purchases. Was that for pajamas, or to back a quilt or what????? I'm sure that more of you can add to this story. Please do.