Friday, October 2, 2009

5552 miles!

Road trips are so fun! We recently returned after a 5552-mile journey across 13 states. When my sister told us of her wedding on September 12, I started checking prices for airline tickets. It's expensive to fly six people halfway across the country! We decided to take our Nissan van with over 200,000 miles. We have a motorhome but gas alone would set us back about $3000. We decided to tent camp our way to Minnesota, over to California and back to Arizona. The night before we left we saw an ad for a tent trailer on Craigslist. Early the next morning we took a look at it and bought it. I'm so glad we did! It gave us extra room for storage as well as a comfortable place to sleep. It was an adventure!

Arizona




New Mexico







Santa Fe Trail Museum in Springer


Kansas


Front Street in Dodge City


Iowa



Minnesota







South Dakota



Wyoming











Utah







Nevada








California









Back to Arizona





3 comments:

mshel333 said...

Those are great pictures! The kids will never forget that trip. Quite an education too. I saw some places I'd like to visit sometime too. That hot air balloon was beautiful.

Tammy said...

Wonderful pictures! Looks all everyone had a great trip.
Tammy in Germany

Betsy said...

Wow, what a whirlwind look at the country! That's such a wonderful thing to do with your kids.