My husband decided that it was time we took a family road trip. So by the seat of our pants, we threw some clothes into some suitcases and hit the road. No map, no schedule, just five kiddos and two crazy parents who giggled with anticipation. The first night we drove all night and the next day. We made it almost to Minnesota by Thursday evening - we left Wednesday at 3:30pm. That is A LOT of driving. We slept good in Fargo, North Dakota and headed out. We made it to West Virginia in three days. Stayed there for two nights, met up with Jason and Amanda Hand and then started back. We went through Kentucky to see family and stay at a home that my father n law grew up in. Kentucky is beautiful. We also saw the Creation Museum in Kentucky! That was awesome! You should take time to go and see it! They explained things so vividly. It was just an amazing experience that impacted all of us. Then we headed to South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore. WOW! That was fun. It is amazing that a group of men was able to carve into granite and form such a widely known memorial. After Mt. Rushmore off we went to Yellowstone! Ellie came down with the tummy flu, so that was hard - but the boys really enjoyed the animal sightings and the canyon and Old Faithful! We started the trip with no map and eventually got a free map at Cracker Barrel that showed their locations nationwide. We used that to go to West Virginia. I know . . . crazy. We had a blast. Why do this? . . . you ask . . . - why not? What a special thing to be able to see the country. We experienced some pretty great things: cracker barrell, sweet tea, the beauty of the changing leaves, the creation museum in Kentucky, Mt. Rushmore, and Yellowstone National Park. Most importantly we experienced one another without any distractions. It was such a sweet time.
A lasting memory.
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