We’re baaaaaaack! And I have to say that the last 3 hours of our trip were the worst roads we encountered. Take the toll roads in Illinois, for instance. Paying to drive on the worst roads in the country is pretty hard to swallow. Why concrete is used to surface roads is beyond me. And then we saw the sign, “Welcome to Pure Michigan” and immediately the roads were so beaten up that my head almost bumped the ceiling of the truck. Welcome, indeed.
Before we left for this trip, hubby made a “Trump wall” out of cardboard to place in between the boys in the back seat. You know, just in case they wanted to kill each other. We are very proud to say that the wall was NOT needed! Sure, they had a few little squabbles here and there, but it was usually settled by switching gears with a snack or a game or an Ipad.
One of the best things that has come out of the trip is that they learned to GET ALONG. I guess they realized that they were the only ones they had to play with, so they might as well learn to do it without fighting. It didn’t happen overnight, but their relationship has strengthened and it feels good to hear them laughing and playing together.
I want to thank you for coming along this journey with us. I hope you learned a little about our country, laughed a little at our shenanigans, and maybe became a little inspired to take a trip of your own. There’s no better time than the present. You can do it! I promise you won’t regret it. Until you have to unpack everything. Well, better get to work!
Here are some stats from our Road Trip 2018:
Number of days: 43
Number of miles driven: 8,358
Number of campgrounds: 22
Number of states visited: 20
Number of National Parks/Monuments: 10
Number of Days with a temp over 90 degrees: 31
Number of rainy days: 1
Number of sick days: 1
Number of times the truck needed maintenance: 1
Number of loads of laundry: 13
Number of campfires: 2
Number of cows we saw: 34,285