United States of America · 37 Days · 28 Moments · May 2017

Witty title.

11 June 2017

Aaaaand we made it!
Last road trip car nap! We'll be home in about 1.5 hours!!
Kern rapids near the Miracle Hot Springs and Hobo Campground. Beautiful!! We originally stopped here to camp around midnight last night and couldn't tell how far the river really was from the site. We ended up going somewhere else because we could hear and barely see how fast it was moving!
Bird bath? Remington Hot Springs above Kern River in Sequoia National Forest! Great way to finish off this crazy trip πŸ˜„β€οΈ

10 June 2017

Peggy Sue's 50s Diner had diner-saurs!
Hit the Hoover Dam at nap time and we had a few supercharged meltdowns. He was amped up before a final discharge in the car once we left!

9 June 2017

Vegas for a night to recover from camping (ok, let's be honest - we needed a shower). But, hey, we made it all the way across the USA and only stayed in 3 hotels! Walked down the strip and saw the Blue Man Group just because we can 😁

8 June 2017

Made it to the Upper Emerald Pool at Zion! Ryan was such a champ!! We saw a snake, lizards, giant dragonflies, hummingbirds, waterfalls, and the most beautiful scenery imaginable. It was a long day but so worth it!!
Campsite we found had perfect views of the park πŸ˜„β€οΈ

7 June 2017

I haven't felt this small since seeing the Atlantic for the first time. Millions of years of shifting Earth build the most beautiful and gargantuan structures I've ever seen.

6 June 2017

Made it to Colorado and went for the last minute hotels.com app choice. Best decision we've made so far! Free laundry, hot tubs (one outside our hotel room on the rooftop!), and a fully equipped suite. Best part: it cost less than the Holiday Inn in Berkeley β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜„πŸ˜„
We thought there'd be nothing to see from Indiana to Colorado. Flat lands make for awesome far off thunderstorm watching!! The sun is shining over us and lightning is ablaze a few miles away. It's been like this all the way through Kansas and now into Colorado. So pretty!

5 June 2017

Beautiful sunset in Kansas followed by overwhelming number of bugs. So. Many. Bugs.
Didn't make it up the arch but got in a quick drive by!
Pit stop in Illinois πŸ˜„ running late but who's keeping track?

4 June 2017

Family detour! ☺️

3 June 2017

Louisville Slugger pit stop!
Kentucky hotel for a break and some beautiful scenery

2 June 2017

Banjos and goodbye selfies with the best hillbillies I know ☺️
Going up the hill to see mam and pap.

31 May 2017

Family fun time in West Virginia

29 May 2017

Farm life! We had a great time riding the four wheeler -Err, I mean visiting family.

25 May 2017

Breathtaking :) what a force! At one point on the boat Ryan asked, "Mommy, are we going down??" We left the transformers in the car, though! I suppose that means we have to come back...

24 May 2017

Free digs, leftover firewood and stealth!

19 May 2017

Cupcakes make for the best send-off! Ryan will miss all his awesome friends. Well, at least once he realizes that even though he invited them to live with us, they'll probably stay with their moms and dads in Brookline ;)

11 May 2017

The beginning of our family transformation!

9 May 2017

Watermelon sized roses after a super rainy season :D

6 May 2017

I'm so not ready for this apartment hunt.