Kansas City is experiencing record snowfall right now, which is no surprise to us because we bring the crazy with us when we move. (See Christmas Blizzard of 2006 in Denver for proof).
So, all of this cold weather has me thinking about summer vacation. I know. It doesn't have to make sense to you. It does in my head.
Blake and I are starting to brainstorm routes cross country again since last year's trip went so well. We learned flying is cheaper with our first adventure, however, you miss the sites en route. The Grand Canyon, Four Corners, and Telluride were favorites in 2009.
We'll likely drive overnight on the way to La Jolla (our main destination), as we did last time and then take a few days to drive back. We took 19 days on our previous trip and it seemed just long enough....but that included a stop in Texas, which we won't make this time.
So, we're thinking straight from KC to the coast......
And then, after La Jolla, we'll drive north to Half Moon Bay and stand on the same beach we did 10 years before to make our vows to God in holy matrimony.
Blake suggested this, actually. Show the kids where we got married, see San Francisco and then keep moving north and then east.....
(Look at us. We were babies!)
To Yellowstone National Park. (Wyoming)
To see this....
What do you think?
Well, wait. I know you think we're crazy. Driving 3 kids cross country doesn't rank at the top of everyone's vacation list, but we enjoyed it. And, I love thinking about our kids one day going off to college and thinking back to how much they saw in their childhoods.
On vacation with their dorky family.
Like the Griswolds. And, you all know we strive hard to be like this bunch:
So, my question is.......what other destinations should we consider? On this route or another? We drove nearly 5,000 miles last year, so don't think we won't veer off the beaten path.
Suggest away, please!