Yesterday we left on a trip we have been praying about for almost a year! For our family this isn't just any trip, but a trip that we "ALL" have saved for. Not just because of all the sites we are going to see, friends we are going to visit (friends we have never met face to face, but have grown to love) but because of then way we are traveling on this trip. We have rented a RV!
Arthur and I picked up the RV on Thursday afternoon in Atlanta. We arrived home around 6PM that evening and started packing. The packing continued until 12:00AM, and then we had to get some rest. Yesterday morning we resumed packing at 7:30AM, by noon we were ready to hit the road. It takes lots of time to get 11 people packed and ready for a 14 day trip. All the Bigs were wonderful about helping pack everything we needed, and the Littles watched and waited.
We made it to Paducah, Kentucky last night. We slept at a Loves truck stop. Everyone slept well...except Arthur and I. We let Wesley sleep with us, in our almost 17 years of having children NONE of our children have slept with us. Let's just say it was eventful, Wesley slapped Arthur all night while kicking me....sigh* All in all I believe we all rested well.
Right now we are on our way to St. Louis, Missouri. We are all looking forward to seeing the Arch! The weather has been ugly and raining, and at the moment we are driving through some sleet and snow. The trees around us are covered in ice, it's really something to see and quite pretty.
We hope to post some pictures tonight and an update where we will be laying our heads to rest....Yes in the RV. We're just not sure what city. This is just part of the fun of this trip and our travel adventure. We're not sure where we will be each night but we do have a few key destinations we are going to hit. The TOP being Mount Rushmore, Canada, and Minnesota. The fun is we are together and there's lots to see on the way between our key destinations :)