In case you don't hear from me next week, it's because we have taken this younger set of children (minus the dog) to Chicago to see tall buildings, dead dinosaurs and live elephants. I am hoping to get the chance to update you as we go along, but . . . if you have small and not so small boys, you know how this goes.
Last spring we drove to Florida, a three day car trip from our home. Six weeks or so later we drove to Yellowstone National Park, a two day car trip. Chicago is a one day trip, but I have a pile out on the newly clean porch of snacks, games and movies enough for about a five day road trip. Brent is laughing at me, but who likes to be stranded in the middle of Wisconsin without Ritz Bits? Not me.