Friday, July 02, 2010

Home Again!?

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
- Tom Stoppard

This quote fits us to a T. Yes I am in Florida unexpectedly, but here none the less.

We went out to Colorado for the memorial service, but took the long way there.

Turned it into a real summer vaca! We saw: Devils Tower, The Badlands, Yellowstone, The Corn Palace, Wall Drug, Mt Rushmore, The Great Salt Lake and much more along the way. The Kiddos really enjoyed all the places going out there. You will be in for some unusual pics in the future!

Somewhere along the way we, #2 dau & I decided, maybe it would be a good idea for us to travel to Fl back home, the kiddos would stay with me for a few weeks , see the Shuttle lift off, and then I could drive them back after that! Somewhere along the way I must have gone brain dead. I am now thinking, after my dau has gone back up to MD, Me with 4 kiddos & 2 dogs by myself in the car! By the time we get back to MD we figured the kiddos would have been in 25 states! Now that's a summer huh?

I want you all to know, we did do some teaching along the way about states, and me thinks the kiddos have actually learned allot about this big ole country! I don't think anyone understands how big and magnificent this country is until they travel its expanse by car! Along the way we have met some pretty nice Americans- and just perfect remembrance for the 4th of July!


Sandee said...

I loved the teaching part the very best. That's what it's all about, teaching the kiddos about this great country.

Have a terrific day. Happy Independence Day too. :)

Diane said...

Happy Independence Day! Cute family picture. :O)

Carver said...

Sounds like a great summer adventure. I love the family photo. Happy Independence day weekend.

secret agent woman said...

Some kind of weird synchronicity going on - the blog I checked just before this was about a Yellowstone trip and my boys are heading their with the Dad tomorrow!

Virginia Gal said...

I am so glad that you had a good time, what a great adventure to see so much of America!

Denise said...

Your grandkids must have learned a lot on their travels. Nothing like experience geography, history and the like first hand. I wish I could see that trip you'll be taking when you go back north. You deserve the granny of the year award, but I am sure when you and they look back on their summer, it will be one of those fantastic memories in the years ahead.
An English Girl Rambles

Sandy said...

You are QUITE the gramma. Wow...just reading you wears me out.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a great experience for the kids though. You are one great grandma for doing that.

Gill in Canada