Last summer my husband, Jeff, and I took our two children (I was pregnant with Quincy!) on a road trip. Sounded great. Load up the SUV, fill the cooler, and set out on the open road…..
Yeah. Did I mention Annika was 4 and Logan had his 3rd birthday while on the trip AND we drove 2600 miles? Whew! Long drive but we have so many memories and enjoyed every second.
A few places we visited was the Indianapolis Speedway, Sesame Place, the Crayola Factory, Hershey PA, Independence Hall, Gettysburg, a train and toy museum, the St. Louis arch, and the Louisville baseball bat factory. Yes. Tons of fun and many stories so here is one captured in a photo.
Walking down the brick sidewalks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we see the historic brick colonial courthouse where our founding fathers had signed the Declaration of Independence over 200 years ago. In front of that iconic building, we walked where Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other great men had walked and gathered to form our wonderful nation. Now, sit back, close your eyes, and picture this in your mind….blue skies and Independence Hall as the background. Then directly in the center of the building, a larger than life statue of our first President, George Washington, stands majestically. (cue the Star Spangled Banner) My husband, Jeff, with his Navy blue shorts and his shirt that says United States Marines–so proud of his patriotism as a United States Marine, standing beside President Washington’s statue. Then finally, there is Logan, my little three year old, posing with Daddy and clueless of the history that surrounds him. Yep. Look close in the picture….he is picking his nose.