…packed into one 15 passenger van!
About two years ago, we began to dream of a long trip out West. However, we realized that in order to see very much in only two weeks, we’d better make our trip East, instead 😀 For a while it was only in the dreaming stage…then recently, we’ve gotten serious. For a couple of months we knew we wanted to make the trip this Fall, and we’ve been coming up with places to stay all along the way. It wasn’t until yesterday, however, that we actually pin-pointed exactly when and where!
Leah and I, planning
Here Leah is outlining the states with colored pencil, and I am intensely looking at something…probably more maps!
Leah 😀 She had the great idea of photocopying the big U.S. map. It was much more managable than photocopying each state out of an atlas and trying to tape them together (like I tried to do!). Do you know that the States are NOT all the correct sizes when you try to do that?! Maryland ends up down by Georgia 😀 Not good.
See what I mean? We actually did pinpoint where we wanted to go! The sticky notes have information about some of the places, such as fees to get into places, or what each color pin is supposed to be.
Leah and I had great fun looking up lighthouses…I think Leah is writing down some information on some of them here 🙂
I love this picture!
Daddy looking up pictures of the lighthouses
Mommy was at the other computer, figuring out the details of our route, and getting directions
A rough idea of our route 😀
At the end of several hours, when we had pretty much decided (for now) where we’re going and when, we had a “pow-wow” as we like to call it, so that everybody got to hear our plan and nobody was left out 😀 You can tell Isaiah (on the floor) is not very interested!
Oh, we’re so excited! We haven’t been on a trip like this in ages and we can’t wait to see old friends, meet new ones, and visit new places! We’re hoping to be able to post a little here and there, so you can see what we’re doing on our trip, as well 😀
Until then (in approximately 2 weeks), we have a lot to do:
-clean goat pens 😛
-figure out what to pack
-realize you can’t take everything you wanted to
-and 6,372 other little things that are sure to pop up!