This past week at work has given me more and more reason to look forward to our vacation!
Despite having worked late on Tuesday night, I jumped out of bed at 5:30 Wednesday morning. I needed to squeeze in a run, pack all my belongings, and threaten the 18 and 20 year old to be good while we’re gone.
The plan was to leave at 8:30am, knowing that it would be 9am before we actually backed out of the driveway.
To my surprise, we slammed the doors of
our the in-laws’ packed van at exactly 8:30, backed out of the driveway, and never had to turn back.
Our first stop was at Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City. If you’ve ever driven through Kansas, you know there’s not much to see, but they’ve got great BBQ!
I’m sure glad we enjoyed it, because it was definitely the only excitement of the day.
We did have a few thrills, however… like when my 15 year old took the wheel. I am NOT a very good passenger I’ve discovered. I sat in the back with my head down, chompin’ on some gum to ease my anxiety. My hubby is a patient teacher, however, so #3 son got a few more hours of driving to add to the 50 he needs before getting his license.
12 hours after we started, we stopped for the night in Colby, KS.
Yes. Even after driving for that long, we didn’t make it through Kansas.
We settled in the cheapest motel we could find, and then treated ourselves to frozen yogurt at a nearby DIY yogurt shop.
The kids love that their mom is an ice cream addict. 😉
Despite the long day, the time went fast. We had a blast making fun of Kansas. We saw some pretty cool cloud formations and went through a couple spouts of rain while the sun was shining all around the rain cloud.
Tomorrow we’ll finish our trip into Colorado. We’re excited to see the mountains, but we’ve been warned not to be disappointed at not seeing them immediately after the Colorado border.
They better be worth the wait.