Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo Adventure Continued...and concluded

A few more snapshots of our summer adventures.
When asked what she did this summer, Taylor replied, "Nothin".

Bear World
Rexburg, ID

ONE of our favorite Utah treats.

Grand Canyon, AZ

Petrified Forest & Painted Desert

Cloud watching along Route 66 in New Mexico.
The sky was SO blue and the clouds really were amazing!

Signing the wall at Graceland.

Eating grilled PB & banana sandwich at the Heartbreak Hotel at Graceland.

Sleepy Space cadet
Space Camp
Huntsville, AL

This ride is for the legitimately young.
Being young at heart will not pull you through!! You may cry...or vomit.

Almost home!!!
A little bit of crazy somewhere near Atlanta.

Reily's cry for personal space.

We made it home.
We figured we logged 100 hours in the car and 20 states.
In the end, we had remnants of sanity still in tact, all 4 children alive and well, and a lot of good memories.
Fun, fun summer!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Griffen - Summer Tour - 2009

20 states...30 days...we are total rock stars!! Take a deep breath. Here we go.

Day 1:
Irmo, Sc - St. Louis, Mo

11:40- 742 mi.

Gateway Arch

Day 2:
St. Louis - Nauvoo, Il
3:21 - 195mi.

Nauvoo Temple

Nauvoo, Il - Des Moines, IA
3:10 - 191 mi.

Day 3

Des Moines, IA - Mitchell, SD

5:13 - 352 mi

Corn Palace

No, seriously, "The Corn Palace"!

Mitchell, SD - Rapid City, SD

3:55, 277 mi

The Badlands

Mt. Rushmore

Day 4

Rapid City, SD - Alliance, NE

2:27 -156 mi


Alliance, NE - GRANDMA'S!!!

Take the hours, take the mileage, multiply it with 4 kids. It all adds up to a long trip!! And, that's just the way TO Grandma's!! We still have the return trip to share!!