Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Road Trip - Colorado

 Our next stop on the road trip was Denver. We just stayed a night there and then spent the morning at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  Denver is really pretty and we kind of wished we could have spent a little more time there.  But at least we were able to stop there for a little bit.  Oh, and these pictures are a little blurry so sorry about that!
Drake driving a space shuttle

Just doing a little surgery


 Dinosaurs!!!!


Drake watching a paleontologist working on some fossils.

"Hey Sonja, check out that snake!"
Next stop, Moab!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Road Trip - South Dakota


 Our first real stop of the trip was South Dakota.  My good friend Katie lives in Rapid City so we thought this was the perfect time to go and visit her and her little girl Reese.  We stopped at Badlands National Park on our way into Rapid City.  We didn't really see any animals there but the landscape was pretty impressive.  They also had this little walk with some glass cases that had some fossils in them.  Drake thought that was pretty awesome.  And he got a prairie dog tattoo from the ranger so he was happy!





Next stop was Mt. Rushmore.  I have to say that it is pretty cool when you think about how they did that.  So I was impressed.  But it definitely isn't a all day thing, we just stayed there for about 30 minutes and then the kids were ready for our next stop.

Drake and Reese

Katie also took us to Sylvan Lake.  This was were they filmed some of the second movie of  The National Treasure.  It was really pretty but a little bit chilly so that was a bummer.

Chris being a goof ball.
Drake's turn!
 On our way out of South Dakota we drove on the Needles Highway.  This was so pretty!  But the road was super curvy and Drake got a little car sick (poor guy!). 

This is the awesome one car tunnel you have to drive through on the highway.
It was so fun to go out to South Dakota and to see Katie and Reese.  We sure miss them tons!  Hopefully we will get out there again sometime.  Now on to Colorado......

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Road Trip - In the Car

  After 24 days, over 4,000 miles, 9 states, 5 National Parks, 1 National Monument, 1 State Park, Lagoon, a triathlon, playing with family and friends, and visiting the Mall of America we are finally back in Wisconsin!  It was a ton of fun, but it is definitely nice to be back home and not living out of a suitcase!  Now it's time for me to post the trip on our blog, so bare with me.   There will probably be a ton of posts, with a ton of pictures about our month long adventure.  This blog is basically my scrapbook/journal so I have to put it all on here. Here are some pictures of us in the car and a few at one of our hotels. 

Chris at the beginning of the road trip
And Chris towards the end of all that driving, haha.

Sonja did such a great job.  She had a few crying spouts, but mostly she just slept and played.

Drake did pretty well too.  He was pretty happy because this was the only time he got to watch a ton of movies!

Crossing the Mississippi River.

Some weird statue we just had to capture.
Some of the states we came through.  Including, Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota again, and Wisconsin.

My babies playing on the hotel bed

 And this is a cute little video of Drake making Sonja giggle.  She was laughing so hard but of course it started to fizzle out once we got the camera out.  That is okay, you get the picture.
video

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Road Trip - Day One

Crossed 2 state lines
2 Ticks
 1 smashed hand in the car door (luckily it wasn't too badly hurt)
Our first tornado watch/warning of the year
 Two movies, some coloring and a nap for Drake
Three naps and just a bit of crying for Sonja
And playing in the hotel waterpark and some piza to end the day.
 Not a bad day.

Now on to day two!

(pictures to come)