UNLESS, you’re delusional, like me and instead you choose to “check out” using the following coping mechanisms...
A large laminated US map with dry erase marker, a Rand McNally Road Atlas, the book 1000 Place to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, and a laptop with multiple windows open including the National Parks Service, the Homewood Suites website, and Mapquest.
That’s what I’ve been doing in my “spare” time. Or at least in my “I can’t take this anymore” time. Ryan and I had decided early in our process that we were going to take the kids to see a good bit of the US before we leave. So, for the month of April, we’re going to the West Coast and back with the young’uns and we’re very excited. We have had so much fun in just the planning phases. Figuring out which things we really want to see, what we want to see along the way, or what we think the kids would love to see has been quite a challenge. We were disappointed to find out that the northern sites like Yellowstone are not really accessible in April. However, we still have more than enough planned to fill our 27 day itinerary and we can’t wait to experience it as a family.
I am also excited about blogging the Campbell Circus Cross Country Tour!