Our family likes a road trip - every one of us... We love hanging out together outside of the usual comforts, routines, and chores. We like Espresso/Smoothie drive-thrus. We like Crunchitos (a slightly healthier Cheeto tm). We like scenery. And we like to do things the hard way... A couple of tips on beginning a road trip the hard way: First of all, be sure to leave less than 24 hours after an enormously busy, hectic, and emotionally charged week (for example, immediately after your daughter's last day of kindergarten). Do minimal advanced preparations, saving the majority of the packing for the wee hours of the night before departure, making sure to leave plenty to do on the morning of departure as well. If you are really committed to roadtripping the hard way, it is imperative that both parents, at the very least, start the trip sleep-deprived. But somehow we came home rested, but I'm getting ahead of my story... Here are some pictures from our first day on the road.
Lucy and Jasper are ready to go. Jasper got a lot of mileage out of the pegs...
We stayed at in a cabin at Three Island Crossing State Park in Idaho the first night. We shared the area with at least a dozen huge white pelicans, a couple of river otter, deer and lots of birds and bugs. An added bonus were sprinklers that went off in the morning for a little fun and refreshment before hitting the road for another long day.
Rob and I looked forward to a might-tee strong brew bubbling up each morning from the propane stove.
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