I hope all of you are enjoying a restful summer break. We sure are at our house. A couple of days after school got out we packed up our VW minivan and headed out west.
We are a national park’s family. We love the national parks and all they have to offer: beautiful scenery, fun lodges, stamps for passport books and our favorite thing the Junior Ranger Program!
Ok, that is another post but we decided to take Route 66 from Chicago, IL down to Williams, AZ.
I know, I know, it goes all the way to Santa Monica, CA but hey my little guy wanted to see the Grand Canyon so we turned off there!
(Previously, I have been on that other portion of Route 66 some years ago.)
St Louis, Missouri
My husband and I decided to travel the original mother road, to see the backroads and small towns of America. No disappointment there. We had a map and a minivan and that is all we needed.
World’s Largest Rocking Chair
The kids just loved to see the quirky roadside attractions and
hearing the birds out by the fields where cars used to travel.
The Blue Whale Swimming Hole
We took a much slower pace of life. We enjoyed each other’s company, drinking root beer floats, and wondering what is around the bend at the next town.
Hope you slow down, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of summer.