And we're off! My family is on an epic summer trip, what you might call "The Great American Roadtrip." We started at our home in Pittsburgh, picked up my father-in-law, and have headed to Colorado.
We planned two hard days of driving, traveling through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. There were red-winged black birds perched in nearly every bush or atop every fencepost in the last two states. They are one of my favorite birds and I enjoyed seeing more of them than I could count. We really enjoyed our first campground at Long Branch State Park in Missouri. It was lush, with bunnies everywhere we looked. That last detail made my daughter so very happy (and who am I kidding, me, too)!
We convinced my daughter to try sleeping in the top bunk, which my husband made safe with an improvised net. And a restful night's sleep was had by all :)