Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
October 17th, 2008
New Newsworthy News



I didn’t think I had anything to blog about, but then, my sister called earlier today and, uh, wow.  No, unfortunately we don’t have Preston progeny on the way (yet), but boy oh boy was I in for a surprise.  And it’s funny, because I didn’t think 08 could get any better than it’s already been, yet even as the months are sliding closer to 2009, it seems good news still keeps springing out from all direction.


As it turns out, my capital A-1 charming brother-in-law, is looking into buying a truck – in Knoxville.  Knoxville is the town close to where we live.  Anchorage, AK is the town where *they* live.  But he found a great deal on an awesome Denali and he’s thinking about buying it.  And if he does (I hope he does) then me and Coie will drive it up.


There is nobody in these here United States who loves a road trip more than me and Mookers.  So, if all goes according to plan then two days after we get back from the Blooming fun Bluedorn Ball we will head north.  Actually, we’ll head west, then north and then west – stop over in Sacramento long enough to pal around with non-terrorist friends and eat at Chevys – and then head north again until we hit Anchorage.


Good heavens, I am so excited I’m about to hyperventilate. We would get to stay with Charley and Jess for several days before we flew home — and I would get to see the famous snow village first hand – and plus we’d also drive over to Wasilla and see my dad.  WHAT. TOTAL. FUN.


So we’ll see how it all turns out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.  This would be the Great Grandpappy of all road trips!  I wonder if you need any sort of paper work to cross over into Canada.


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  1. jenig said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Can you take James? Or Dippy. Either or. Surely the truck bed is big enough for at least one of them?

    Oh, and uhhhhhhh…nevermind.

  2. on October 17th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Ok, here’s a bribe to come visit us in New Orleans…WE HAVE A CHEVY’S! 🙂
    Maybe just a detour south on your way to Alaska…? Or wait and bring the whole fam in the Suburban? 🙂

  3. Amanda said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Dang, Rhode Island is in the opposite direction, so no visit, I guess. 🙂

    The road trip sounds like so much fun! Keep us updated.

    Oh, and I’m glad to see that you blogged, even if it is harder than updating your status on Facebook. I forced myself to blog about our Field Trip today. 🙂

  4. Marsha said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    WHOA, what a long roadtrip! But the final destination would be soooo worth it.

    Will you be okay driving in the snow? Do you have a passport? Do you have room for ME? 🙂

    And yes, I immediately thought about a Preston Jr. *sigh* Oh well, we can always hope for Christmas, right?

    Love you!

  5. on October 17th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    You need a birth certificate and photo ID, but thus far, that’s all you need for yourselves. You will likely need special paperwork to import the truck–receipts and ownership, and possibly other stuff as well. Be sure to have that all figured out before you try to bring it over the border, or you may find them wanting some pretty big money before you can bring it in.

  6. on October 17th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    P.S. Road trips are the BEST. And possibly we Thomsons like them as much as you and whatever you called your daughter :).

  7. chickadee said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    you need your passport!
    sounds like a great time.

  8. Kristina said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    you are retarded … and I am jealous. do you know that I have to live inside a fence? all the time? and I don’t get to leave it unless Neal is with me? what I wouldn’t give for a road trip right about now … have fun!

  9. jenig said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 5:59 am

    paperwork is scary. real scary. me no likey the paperwork.

    Kristina, if you can make it to TN from PNG then you’re welcome to ride along with us! We can even stop by your old house. Yes, I know you used to live on the eastern side of Canada, but, whatever. Canada is Canada, and I’m sure it all looks pretty much the same. White and frosty.

  10. Maria said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 7:32 am

    How exciting. I hope you get to go. I have a,ways wanted to go to Alaska. Take lots of pictures!

  11. Angela said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    WOW!! What an awesome thing, Jen! I love road trips, too! I’m sure Jess will post pics while you’re there; it’ll be so cool!

    *I thought it was Baby Preston, too.

  12. Maggie said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Dear JenIg,
    Thanks for your comment. Isn’t North and South the greatest? I have watched it more than necessary since we bought it:)

    I hope you continue to stop by!

    Have a Great Day!

  13. Angie:) said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Woooo Hooooo!!! I am sooooooo thrilled for you!!:):) I will be praying that it all works out!! What a BLAST!!!!

    Love you,

  14. Kelley said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! But I’m also pretty glad it’s not me as I get totally car sick. I hope you have a great time.

  15. Jaynee said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Yes…you do need a passport. Or at least a passport card (the new cheaper thing for traveling by car to Canada or Mexico). But passports take some time to get even if you expidite them (is that the right word that means pay the extra money to get them sent faster?). So check into it right away.
    The best part is, if you have a passport, you can go to MEXICO too! That’s SOUTH! 🙂
    I’m so happy for this possible opportunity and praise the Lord for such a blessed year for you and your family. He is so good and faithful

  16. Christa said,

    on October 19th, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Wow. that sounds like one grand adventure. Who takes over homeschooling the kids?? Wish I could tag along! Hope it works out for ya!

  17. jess said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    nope! you don’t need paperwork to cross the border til January ’09. And my fingers are crossed too!!!

  18. jess said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    oh, you do need a birth certificate and photo id. but no passport til jan.

  19. susan said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I’m pretty sure you need either a passport or birth certificate and a drivers license/photo ID. We did when we went to Vancouver about 4 years ago. You better check it out for sure though.

  20. jenig said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Will my library card work? How come everything has to be so complicated??

  21. jess said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    lol… do you and Coie have your birth certificates?

  22. Dalyn said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Cool! I love road trips too. I’m feeling slighted that I wasn’t invited…see how that rhymes? Did I spell that right??
    Come visit my blog to make up for not inviting me on the road trip and enter my little bloggy giveaway. *U*

  23. Trixi said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I hope they buy the truck. That’s a road trip I would love to take. It’s funny when Dh and I first got married we dreamed of going to Jamaca, now our dream trip is Alaska. Maturity, it’s a great thing.LOL

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