Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Very Special Visitors

Meet Chris and Amanda and their VW van. Chris and his brothers, Mark and Michael, were Joey's friends growing up.

Chris and Amanda are taking a 30-day van trip around the US of A, inspired by Joey and Rachel's year-long trip. They planned their trip so that we could see them and get a hug or two.

I remember how much a shower, a bed and a homecooked meal meant to Joey and Rachel when they were on the road, so it was more than a privilege to have these two overnight. It was also a time to reminisce and hear again some of the trouble these boys got themselves into when they were crazy teenagers...

and thanking God they didn't get caught shooting fireworks off from the roof of the local elementary school though the cops were out looking for them.
Sorry, Chris, the secret's out.

(Chris is a firefighter now, so he does know what a crazy thing that was!)

Here with Jaime and me, we posed in front of Gunther, Joey and Rachel's famous VW Van.

Here I'm chewing out my husband for the open windows and messes inside the van.
He wanted a picture of me at my best.

These two are adorable. They're engaged and Chris is planning a very special romantic evening when they get to NYC. That's all we can say, because we don't want to tell that secret and ruin the surprise.
Happy travels to two very endearing and wonderful people.
And much love from the Johnsons to you both.

6 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

What a wonderful gift. They are a darling couple. I hope they have a very safe and happy trip. Thank you for posting pictures, even if you were annoyed...you are still cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow Jamie you are ripped! Can't wait to see you guys this summer! Josie said "Jo Jo" the first time the other morning whenever she saw Joe's framed picture.

Love,
Kev

Kay said...

They're such a cute couple! Hope they have a safe and amazing trip.

Van Down By The River said...

soooo awesome! i had no idea they were on their own mini-gunther-esque trip. their van is sweet!!!

awww, makes me miss the gunth.
love you guys.

Amanda and Chris said...

Thanks for all you guys did while we were there... chris and i had a great night and enjoyed the shower and food... our trip was amazing and we were abble to see everything we wanted to see... my special day was amazing, we had lunch at the Boat House right on the lake in Central Park and saw my first Broadway show the Phantom of the Opera (loved it).... no bus problems :) ... we cant wait to plan our next trip with the bus... the battery charger came in handy many of times, Thank you... love always chris and amanda

Amanda and Chris said...

Thanks for all you guys did while we were there... chris and i had a great night and enjoyed the shower and food... our trip was amazing and we were abble to see everything we wanted to see... my special day was amazing, we had lunch at the Boat House right on the lake in Central Park and saw my first Broadway show the Phantom of the Opera (loved it).... no bus problems :) ... we cant wait to plan our next trip with the bus... the battery charger came in handy many of times, Thank you... love always chris and amanda