Friday, July 1, 2011

The Journey is HALF the fun!

We left Cambridge, MA on Saturday (June 25th) at 4:30 am. The kids woke up ready to go, so we loaded up the car and started our long 1600+ mile drive HOME! Above is the view that we had driving through western Massachusetts. It was beautiful. We drove until about 5:00 pm, with the usual bathroom/fuel stops. We stayed at a hotel (that had a pool/hot tub) in Cleveland, OH.

My tired kids. We did manage to swim a little after dinner.
night 1

We woke up around 7:00 and started driving the next leg. Our stop for the night was St. Charles on the west side of St. Louis, MO. Yep, that place had a pool too.

A rest stop in the town of Effingham.
Jake's joke, "I'd like to have an Effingham sandwich!"

My kids reading a book in bed.
night 2

We ate here at lunch time.
Who can eat 50???

We stayed in Kansas City at Great Wolf Lodge on Monday night. We got there around 2:00, checked in and hit the water park. Minsky's for dinner with the Birdsells. It was so nice to know we were back in Kansas. Jake woke up early and was READY to finish this trip. So we loaded up one last time and drove to Topeka.

We visited GG in Topeka.

Then we drove on to Salina for lunch and visited Grandma and Papa.

Grandma modeling her Boston jacket.

We made it in to Wichita in time for dinner. The kids picked Red Robin. It was a long trip, but we were blessed with good weather, minimal traffic, nice beds, good food, great kids and fun conversations. A perfect way to end this past "Year in Boston". We will NEVER forget this.

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