|Towards the end of our Grand adventure--but we have very few shots of all of us!|
I'd packed out pop-up camper and the car the night before, and we were on the road by 5 am. I'd carefully planned the trip. We wouldn't stop until after St. Louis.
It got better. We stopped for cereal and milk in Illinois at a nice little rest stop with a wetland path, and then the kids enjoyed the drive through St. Louis and their first ever sighting of the famous arch. (We're bad parents. 6 years in Southern IN, and we have never taken them to St. Louis)
Missouri and the first half of Kansas were long. We napped. We listened to "Little House on the Prairie" on tape. We commented on how weird other states looked. Then, that night, we made it to Salina, too late for Saturday night Mass. But we had dinner, swam, and played at the KOA there, which was lovely.
We'd have to get up early for Mass the next morning, but I'd googled in advance, and the Cathedral wasn't far away.
To be continued......