Well, it’s over–the best vacation of all time. Even our kids were crying before we left because they loved Wisconsin so much and didn’t want to leave. Kaari decided to stay behind for a couple of weeks and come out with Kavi when he comes for college at BYU-Idaho. Consequently, 9 people in the RV instead of 12 gives us a lot more room! We left last night around 7:30 and made it a few miles past Minneapolis before pulling over at a rest area to sleep for a few hours. We were on our way again by 7:20 this morning and are about to enter South Dakota. Since we left yesterday, we have time for sight-seeing stops and so we’re going to see Mount Rushmore and Wall Drug/prairie dog town, among other things. Oh, and probably the Badlands. We should make it back to Salt Lake later tomorrow night.
Wednesday John spent most of the day and evening working on my parents’ computer and got their situation all fixed up nicely. Our old friend Charles came over and we had a lovely time talking to him all afternoon. I haven’t seen him for 11 years! That night after the kids were in bed we watched Napoleon Dynamite, one of Kavi’s favorite movies, and it was fun to see my parents’ faces as they watched it and laughed at all the strangeness and silliness. My mom also had made two blueberry pies from blueberries my dad had just picked and they were delicious.
Yesterday we mostly spent in packing and doing laundry…I felt like a pioneer, hanging clothes on the line to dry. 🙂 Of course I took every opportunity to send my siblings and dad plenty of text messages. Lots of fun! It was so sad to say goodbye to them and to the beautiful northern Wisconsin scenery, though…the RV was almost foggy with all the crying going on.
It’s great to be able to text on the way, get news, and tell them where we are. I hope you’re all having as nice a day as we are!