We leave Saturday…yes this Saturday TOMORROW at 8:00AM. A compromise because I wanted to leave at 7:00AM and Victoria wanted to leave at 9:00AM. Hopefully, the beginning of many compromises to make this trip a success!!
Last night at 7:44 I received a text “Hi! Are you around tonight?…thinking of stopping by if that works. Let me know!” It was from my sister-in-law Linnea coordinating with my brother, Micah to come to wish us a farewell and a good trip. And he brought gifts! An evening I will never forget:) The thoughtful gift package was Linnea’s creation and the visit from my brother was a valued treat!!
George, Victoria, Cory, Micah and I hung out opening the gift package, reminiscing and sharing the itinerary for our trip. I was so touched they took the time to think of us! The package was so thoughtful from the packing cubes, to the car games, to the snacks and gift certificates for food. Everything needed to make our trip complete. All appreciated!!! Including Micah wanting to hear about the ENTIRE trip.
This made me realize people are curious:)
I decided it is time to reveal the ENTIRE itinerary.
HERE YOU GO…
Lake Placid, New York 6 Hrs
Niagra Falls, New York 7hrs
Cincinnati, Ohio 3 1/2 Hrs
Casey, Illinois 2 Hrs
St. Louis, Missouri 5 Hrs
Dyersville, Iowa 10 1/2 Hrs.
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota 8Hrs
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 51/2 Hrs
Sawtooth, National Park, Idaho 8 Hrs
Glacier National Park, Montana 9 Hrs.
Fall City, Washington 2 1/2 Hrs.
Olympic National Park, Washington 4 Hrs
Cascade Mountains, Washington
Portland, Oregon.11 1/2 Hrs.
San Francisco, California 3 1/2 Hrs.
Yosemite National Park, California 4 1/2 Hrs.
Sequoia National Park, California 4 1/2 Hrs.
Santa Barbara, California 1 Hr
Thousand Oaks, California 1Hr plus
Los Angeles, California 5 Hrs
Las Vegas, Nevada 2 1/2 Hrs
Zion National Park, Utah 3 1/2 Hrs
Grand Canyon, Arizona 5 Hrs.
Arches National Park, Utah 5 Hrs
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 4 Hrs
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 2 Hrs
Denver, Colorado 4Hrs
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado 3 Hrs
Santa Fe, New Mexico 11 Hrs
San Antonio, Texas 3 Hrs
Waco, Texas 1 1/2 Hrs
New Orleans, Louisiana 8 1/2 Hrs
St. Augustine, Florida 2 Hrs
Orlando, Florida 4 1/2 Hrs
Savannah, Georgia 4 1/2 Hrs
Wilmington, North Carolina 6 Hrs
Blue Ridge Mountain, Virginia 5 Hrs
New River Gorge, West Virginia 5 1/2 Hrs
Jamestown, Virginia 3 Hrs
George Washington’s Memorial Parkway 20 Min.
Washington D.C. 3 Hrs
Hershey, Pennsylvania 6 1/2 Hrs.
While the reason for some of these locations is very obvious, the reason for several of them is not. I challenge you to figure out why we chose the not so obvious locations.
Subject to change at a moments notice, stay tuned!!!!