We're having such a wonderful trip! The kids are little troopers. We spent 11 hours in the car today and managed to have only a few squabbles. I think I only did the whole panicky passenger seat driver thing twice. Yeah me! It's what I do while passing a semi in the snow at 70 mph with 50 mph gusts of wind.
We've seen beautiful mountains, plateaus and rock formations, lots of cattle, coyotes, antelope and buffalo along the way.
Phil did an awesome job picking hotels for this trip. Last night we stayed just outside of Salt Lake City, UT, in Park City, where the 2002 Winter Olympics were held. We loved seeing the Olympic Village. We drove through windy, snowy Wyoming allllllll daaaaaaaay lonnnnnnng. But honestly, it wasn't as brutal as yesterday driving through Nevada. Yawn.
The highlight of today was driving up to Mt. Rushmore. We got there right at dusk, but they left the light on for us. :) I squealed and clapped when I saw it. It was more beautiful than I had imagined.
Here are a few things I've observed on our trip...
America is beautiful
My kids are great travelers
Phil is a good driver
My little family is so resilient and loves a good adventure
I could never be a truck driver - sitting in a car for two long days has not been good for my figure, and I'm already sick of truck stop snack food
Snow makes everything beautiful
One more day and we're home!