Good Morning, Day 30!

Well, this is it—the end of an epic family journey that took us to so many places in this magnificent country. In the middle of a pandemic and when the heart of our country seemed to be breaking, we can report experiencing nothing but love, generosity, hospitality and graciousness from everyone we encountered. This trip […]

Good Morning, Day 29!

Yesterday as we left the Rapid City area, we took a scenic route that caught a bit of the Badlands National Park (by far my favorite National Park). Despite the 100 degree weather, we stopped briefly and let the kids explore. We then took a slight detour to hit Wall Drug. We had to see […]

Good Morning, Day 28!

An update on Emma: her swelling is down a bit. She’s tired from the meds, but is handling this how she handles everything—with grace. After our hospital stint yesterday, Emma and Steve stayed back at the ranch so she could rest. I took the kids in to downtown Rapid City. There are four places we […]

Good Morning, Day 27!

I’m writing this post from the ER. Yesterday morning when the girls were driving to help work on removing fencing, they passed bee hives where the bee keepers were working in the fields (they were on the road and the hives were a distance away). As the girls were driving, a bee hit Emma in […]

Good Morning, Day 26!

We are in our favorite place with Mimi whom we love dearly. Rapid City has been our favorite stop on our previous RV trips and while the area is beautiful and charming, it’s our family that draws us here. This is our first trip without seeing our Uncle Ray. He was the most remarkable, loving […]

Good Morning, Day 22!

We made it to northern Wyoming. It’s gorgeous up here! We had the best sleep with all of the windows open to the chilly Wyoming air. It was a long day of driving, but thanks to our steady Captain, we made great time. He maneuvers this big thing like he’s been driving it for years. […]

Good Morning, Day 20!

That’s a wrap for Moab and what a time was had by all. It is beautiful, charming, eclectic, hot and fun. If you have a chance, be sure to put this on your destination list. Yesterday began with a fun and gorgeous rafting trip. It was about 3hrs, start to finish. The kids absolutely loved […]

Good Morning, Day 19!

Oh, wow, did Hells Revenge live up to its name! I kept claiming Jesus the whole way because it was so intimidating 🤣😂🤣. But hell had nothing on us! We experienced the second best day of our trip yesterday. It was incredible! The kids learned a valuable lesson yesterday morning, especially the boys. Our last […]

Good Morning, Day 17!

Yesterday was quite full and we ended the day pretty wiped—a good feeling after a day played well. We are currently in the Escalante area and so we didn’t want to miss the opportunity of seeing some of the beauty nearby, so we took a ride in a converted pickup (we took up the whole […]

Good Morning, Day 16!

We are usually with lots of family over the 4th of July, so it was a bit strange to not be together this year due to Covid. But I can think of no better substitute than to be out exploring our beautiful country. We drove to Escalante through the Grand Staircase on Highway 12. It […]