We made it!! An evening arrival, got all the beds inside the house and attempted to get everyone to sleep after Pizza Bolis in our tummies. The kids were super excited and nervous and sleep was hard... Now we start fixing and painting and waiting for our stuff to be delivered in 5 days. PCS … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 16: Vienna Va!
Another long driving day today. We headed out at 7:30am and parked for the night about 5:30pm with a one hour loss due to the time change. Nine hours of traveling with three stops. We are now on East Coast Time. We chose to take the Toll Road across as google said it shaved 1.5 … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 15: Illinois through Indiana to Youngstown, Ohio
A rest day of sorts. Slept in a bit, simple breakfast, visitors center and short hike to Starved Rock and French Canyon Waterfall. Being the Fourth of July everything was packed so we spent two hours in the main part of the park and the rest at the much quieter campground. Really so love this … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 13: Starved Rock State Park, IL
We made it. With all tires intact today! Drove across the whole state of Iowa to end up in a nice state park in the next state over. We left late after needing to replace yet another spare tire from yesterday so we pushed it a little too much with lots of crying for the … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 12: Omaha NE to Starved Rock Illinois
We got up and going, trailer hitched, last goodbye to the Grandparents and Grandma Hope and on the road about 9:30am. Today is a driving day... in Nebraska. Nebraska is almost exclusively flat or rolling hills of wheat, corn, alpha and the like. Some low stands of trees around small man-made lakes. It makes for … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 11: Nebraska. And another tire.
Well, today didn't go exactly as planned but all is relatively well. L has been cranky for the past several days. We thought is was just lack of sleep... nope. After a morning with Grandma Hope and some time on the farm Jeff realized she has something else wrong. Urgent care in Torrington Wyoming diagnosed … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 10: Farm Time, Grandma Hope and Urgent Care
The morning was spent helping around the farm, playing with animals and relaxing a bit. R and I even got a nap in. About 1:30pm Q, L and I went with Grandma and Grandpa the hour to Platte County fairground for a Gymkana cousins K and C where competing. Wow, what an experience. 6 events … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 9: Grandma and Grandpas Wyoming Farm and Platte County Gymkana
We got up and out to go visit the cousins in Wheatland Wy. Food, cake, four wheeling, high mountain air and lots of animals. And a celebration of kids birthdays.
Well, in Wyoming it is pretty common to drive an hour or two each way to get someplace so... with the kids request for a waterpark we headed to Hot Springs South Dakota to Evan's Plunge. It is fed by the hot springs continuously and has water slides! The kids had a blast and Grandma … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 7: Evan’s Plunge South Dakota
Woke up late this morning, thankfully, because R and L had a hard time adjusting to sleep at Grandma and Grandpas house. Wyoming is full of unique geology and Uncle Tim has dropped off some cool samples with Grandma. Very interesting to look at and surmise the origins. Then happy kids and parents went to … Continue reading PCS 2019 Day 6: Grandma and Grandpas Farm