We took our first ever family road trip to St Louis, MO this August. We have much loved and much missed family that live there.
The trip is 14 hours in drive time. But with three littles it took longer. Plus there was quite a bit of construction and detours. All in all, we had a blast. The kids did great in the car and we stopped at fun places.
Our first stop was Ogallala, Nebraska. They are serious about clean restrooms in this town. THANK YOU Ogallala!
We purchased fun snacks or car treats here and there. Getting to pick something from gas stations and travel plazas is part of road trip fun.
They were quite packed in in our back seat. But they had such fun together. I am so very thankful that our kiddos love each other as much as they do.
God bless the road atlas. Really. It was a very important part of our trip. There were closed roads, detours and construction all through Nebraska and Iowa. We would have been lost without God blessing us with the atlas and TONS of patience. Plus, Daddy is a great navigator, driver and decision maker.
We also stopped at this sweet little information center. It was staffed with a 93 year old volunteer who was wonderful. She had lots of information, a fun attitude and loved to talk.
We learned quite a bit from her and she made me smile. I highly recommend stopping at places like this.
Next stop Grand Island, Nebraska. This was the highlight of the road trip part of the vacation for me. So you don't want to miss the next post.