Update: Mom just called and said that they stopped in Nebraska at 4:00am this morning after driving for 14 hours. They had originally planned on driving straight through to Salt Lake, but all that driving made them a little tired and they decided it was best to stop for a little sleep. After some breakfast they will get back on the road and travel approximately 800 more miles to Salt Lake. They should be there tonight.
My parents left yesterday to drive Amanda out to school. They rented a van and started on their long journey West. Hopefully all will go well and they will be able to enjoy the time they spend together.