Monday, March 10, 2008

On the road again!


Here we are, gathered in front of the mobile homeschooling mansion. Little did we know what was in store for us ..... ROAD TRIP!

Yep, on Sunday we headed out from Meteor Crater, Arizona and drove straight through the great state of New Mexico, having taken the fateful right turn at Albuquerque. I drove the motor home for several hours that day, getting in practice for the upcoming "aunt" trip, as the kids call it. Me, the kids & Larry's Aunts are planning a trip to Mansfield, Missouri, to the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder. But that's another trip.

We were fascinated by the miles and miles of nothingness. The horizon stretched all around us, and beautiful rock formations rose up from the desert floor. We saw the painted cliffs, and numerous cheesy tourist traps that we avoided despite the begging and pleading of the children amongst us.

We spent the night in Van Horn, Texas and prepared for the next day. Of course, part of that preparation involved a trip to Wal-Mart -- the traveler's friend.

And the evening and the morning were the third day.

3 comments:

chloerose said...

What awesome memories your making...how blessed...your kids will never forget this and they'll carry on the tradition with their own...I'm so excited for you...
Love ya
Maria

Belle-ah said...

Oh...you look quite Griswoldish!!! Missing you!

Judy said...

Well, some good memories and I'm sure some bad ones, too, like, "sit down before I blister your bottom" and stuff like that! I open my mouth and my mother begins to speak! How is that??