Yesterday, we were on the road for most of the day. We are on vacation and our destination was a ways away. We had to stay awake, so we started out with our BOGO Caribou Coffee. Jonathan took the first shift of driving. There were state lines crossed. There were lots of windmills. We started… Continue reading Vacation 2012 – Meet Me in St. Louis
I was excited when Jonathan told me he wanted to go camping this Summer. I thought after our last trip, which consisted of many rainy nights and hail, he wouldn’t want to venture out in a tent again.
In my life this week… I got a new camera! (Thank you Jonathan!) It has a warranty if it happens to go in the pool again! I also got some swimming lessons scheduled for the kids to start in a couple weeks.
Today we woke up to a chilly, wet morning. Thanks be to God, we and our beds were dry. The tent was wet outside and inside with condensation and we had to pack it up because we were going to head on our way back. So, we packed up our wet, muddy tent and made… Continue reading “Camping” Day 6
This morning we decided to head down to the “Ponderosa” restaurant for all you can eat $2 pancakes. It was great to have someone else cook and use real silverware and dishes. We were staying 2 nights here and therefore thankful that we didn’t have to pack anything up today.
This morning we woke up to another beautiful day. Today we were packing up and going to the next tourist trap… Wall Drug. Before we left, Jonathan fried us up some delicious eggs and bacon.
This morning we woke up pretty chilly, so we made some pancakes and hot chocolate-perfect for a cold morning. Then we packed up our stuff to head towards the Badlands. We only had to drive a couple hours and we were there. We decided to take a tour of the Minuteman Missile launch facility.
This morning we woke up to rain, which is a real bummer when you are staying in a tent. What stinks even more is we had to pack that tent up that day to go on to our next destination. So, we started getting stuff in the tent ready to pack up while it rained… Continue reading Camping Day 2
We have been talking all summer about possibly going on a camping trip to South Dakota and we actually did it. It was our first REAL vacation as a family. (We’d been on fake vacations where we visit family so this was different).
Tonight is our trial run for camping. We are camping in my parents backyard for a couple nights to practice for our real trip, which will happen in a month. Right now as I type this I can hear the low, continuous rumble of thunder, intermittent rain drops falling on the tent and surrounding trees,… Continue reading Camping, Take One