Monday, February 28, 2011

First Overnight RV trip!

We all gathered round the U.S. map before taking off on our first overnight.
This rig has already been to 3 states and we added 2 more this trip.
Nebraska & Iowa.
EVERY place we go, we WILL LEARN HISTORY about the state!
The capitals, state flowers, birds, etc... SO FUN!

Getting ready to pull out of the farm...

Aw-Bells favorite spot...the top bunk!
Altough she was afraid to actually sleep there...

I found PLENTY of DOLLAR STORE items "to do" on the way!
coloring, word searches, magna doodles, beatin the tar out of one another  and the like.

Twas a short 3 hr drive to our overnight digs...
NO, we did not lock up the younguns and try to win our MIL..
Though the thought crossed my mind..

We did not stay here because we are "of the gamblin type" We stayed here because the purpose of our trip was to get something fixed on the RV and this was the closest park to the RV DOCTOR.

It was SO COOL because we pulled in our little spot, payed our $15, plugged in to the electric, closed all the blinds and it was like we were right at home (minus about 5500 square feet LOL)

I commenced to getting in my jammies & cooking salmon and pasta!
(my apologies for the 6 month preggo look)

All the kids ate all their supper..
Got settled in their beds, watched a movie and went to sleep.

The next day, it only took them about 30 minutes to fix the minor problem with the stairs on the RV and we were OFF!

The Captain even talked me into driving..
for about 2 straight minutes and I was DONE!
It was SCARY!

We made one small stop on the way home to get a dress for MyMy's violin recital.

Next thing we knew, we were in a blizzard in Nebraska...

The Captain handled it VERY SMOOTHLY all the way home.
I was praying all the way.

We survived our first overnight trip all in one piece!
The only regret was COMING HOME!

Lee's Summit, MO
Saint Louis, MO
Indianapolis, IN 


Spike and Tuna Jones said...

I do hope Monument, Co is on the list. I am happy-jealous at the same time. We hope to travel in one for a year with the kids. What great adventures!!

Enjoy your next stop.


Kelly said...

Okay. Reading this turned me a very ugly shade of green. Soooo not fair. But that's life...right? Sounds like it was perfect and I am as happy for you as one can be in this state of green. :) heehee..jk...I'm happy...promise.

Cheryl said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all!! :o)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Looks like loads of FUN :)

Renata said...

Oh you guys are going to have so much fun in that - what a wonderful way to explore & learn about your beautiful country as well!
I think you are brave for even attempting to drive it- our van is big enough for me!
Have a lovely day

Elizabeth and Dan said...

Come to California!!! You seem like a really fun mom and Hurrah for Captain for braving the snow!

Sara said...

That looks like so much fun Jen... you are making me get the bug... we have always been tent campers... but maybe we will have to step it up to a pop up or something:) I will be praying that the Lord guides you in deciding whether or not to take the kids to see their birth mom at the prison. May God clearly guide you and give you peace in your decision.

Thanks for your prayers!

MyLinda said...

Sounds like a great trip, well except for the blizzard...driving in a blizzard is hard enough without throwing an RV in there!

Ana-Lou said...

sweet! Enjoy your Missouri travellin' Just sayin' ;-)

Carpenter's said...

Glad you made it home safe! Brian and I lived in St. Louis for 4 years. They have MANY fun activities for childrne and I know you will have a great time learning about STL. HAVE FUN!

quilt-n-mama said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! Wishing we had one for my trip with the kids to the gulf coast next week...
Can't wait to follow more of your family journeys!

mamamargie said...

Love it! Looks like you all enjoyed your trip. Glad you got home safely.

John Deere Mom said...

You are crazy, my friend!!! I don't know how you do it, and you make it look so easy and enjoyable! :). And you are going to be so close to me!! I expect a well detailed post about your trip to Indy!!