Instead of cook-outs and wine-guzzling in a hot tub, John and I spent it playing on the computer, listening to the pitter-patter of freezing rain on the roof, and gazing at the neighbors walking their dogs in winter jackets, fleece hats, and mittens. And the people were bundled up, too!
We were mostly searching for tidbits of information about dead relatives on sites that are notorious for having inaccurate information (i.e., we did genealogy at free, online sites). We explored John's relatives -- he is related to a grandmother of Martha Washington, a man that was Knighted by the King of France, and a previous Speaker of the House. On my side, I found a guy who was presented with a ceremonial cane for helping expel the rest of his (and my) family from Scotland. Genealogy can be so cruel.
Today was beautiful, and we got back on the road. The wet weather over the weekend had an unexpected bonus -- bright, gleaming, tighty-whitey-ish snow on the mountains. We passed through some beautiful mountains and valleys:
We are now in Brigham City for the night, and will move further north tomorrow. We hope to be in Canada by the 6th.