Thursday, February 11, 2010

Landmarks

Y Mountain and an "elbow light" (not THE "top-of-an-elbow light")
When we go anywhere, we have a set series of landmarks---some of them I don't know why exactly they became landmarks---that we always notice and comment on.  If we fail to notice them, when the omission is realized, crying ensues.

This is how we experience a trip to Grandma's house.

Temple.
Playground.
"Hanger restaurant."  (I think it is actually a dry cleaning place---has a picture of a hanger on it.)
Horses.
Windmills-way-far-away.
"The Super Tunnel Carwash."
IKEA.
"Tiny temple" (far away).
Volcano.
Hang Gliders (seasonal).
Windmills.  (Note if turning or not turning.)
Dinosaur Museum.
Lighthouse and "what-is-that-mountain-called-again?" ["Mt. Rushmore"]
"I-beams."
"Timp-mo-gus Temple."
"G."
"Smoke going up up up."
"Big spiders.  Big Hat."
"Red Fishy."
"Top-of-an-elbow light." (?? I don't understand this one either---but it is NOT TO BE MISSED.)
"The lots-of-windmills" (very far away).
"Y."
"Tavernacle." (not the Salt Lake City bar of the same name)
"New brushes carwash."  ("Can we go see the old brushes carwash?" "No.")
Smokestacks.
Ducks.
Playground.
Grandma's house!

Can you follow our route?  Do your children note the same landmarks?  (Our alternate route includes: "Factory with the explosion" and "arms".  In the summer, all routes include Sprinklers of Note.)

4 comments:

  1. Love it. Next time you visit Grandma, will you add a couple of landmarks and come see us?

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  2. Allison: yep! It erupts sometimes, too (but with fire, not lava). I think it's a miniature golf course or something?

    Chelsea: YES! We'd love to.

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  3. I know lots of them. But not ALL of them. So sad for my kids - going to grandma must have had landmarks, because the trip was 300 miles long - but we had volkswagon vans and the windows were so high up, the kids couldn't see anything but the backs of our heads. I feel guilty, now.

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