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Monday, August 15, 2011

Go West Young Man! part one...

"Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things 
you didn't do
than by the ones you did do.
So, throw off the bowlines,
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the tradewinds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain

Herein lies the story 
of one young man on a journey...

A Kansas boy turns his eyes to the west
and follows a dream and a girl.

Destination: Seattle

How do three young explorers make their way across this wide land?

More importantly, 

How the heck do they get all of their earthly belongings there ?

This is a job for 
Huebner & Associates
School of Packing.

All four of our children are
Honors Graduates
of the Huebner School of Packing
and this was the most challenging assignment on record.
Daunting, I tell you!

Reinforcements were called in.
Boxberger Inc. added much needed expertise,
muscle and encouragement.

How was all this loot from three different locations
expertly molded into one small trailer and one pickup bed you ask?

Well let me tell you!

You take 6 people 
working all day...

loading and unloading,
measuring and calculating...

arranging and rearranging
stuffing and reloading.
Waiting and watching,

Bake all day in 100 degree heat,

And you have one very
well done 

It's the Huebner way.




Did I mention it was hot?

Job well done, team!

What do you do with a car, a trailer and a  pickup crammed full of 
three people's treasures?


After a good dinner and good night's sleep,
we headed our little caravan

I started out trying to take pictures of Kevin and Audra in each state
that we passed through....

that was fun for a little while.

I'd tell you which states we were in,
but I have no idea....

I think this one was taken in Washington,..thus the mountains in the background!

Somewhere...not in Kansas anymore.

I am now officially in love with the American West.

Twin Falls, Idaho

Three very precious people.

my boys.

  1. I'm glad we stopped here
  2. It was just what we needed to spur us on~

Seattle, here we come!


  1. Perfectly documented, MIL! Can't wait to see the rest. The first picture of Kev is awesome - I want a copy!!

  2. LOVE THIS! I love the pic with A and K where there is a sign in the background that says Not a pet area! I don't know why that struck me so funny, but it did! Love how you tell your story. . . can't wait for the next installment!

  3. Beautiful scenery! and what a road trip! Jackie

  4. You aren't kidding that you were in my back yard. I drive to Twin Falls once a week for shopping.(it's the closest at 60 miles away from Carey. Aren't the falls spectacular! The Snake River Canyon is awe-inspiring. Kind of deserty all the way though. I'm always glad when I get back home.
    You guys are master packers for sure. Wishing your son the best in the west!
    So happy to hear from you Mary Beth.

  5. I'm really enjoying seeing these pictures of my family! Thanks so much for sharing your views, and more importantly, your impressions of your trip across our beautiful country. Your photos and thoughts are brilliant!


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