In the end, it will be about 7500 miles and over 3 weeks away from home. This will be an epic road trip. Me, 3 kids, a minivan, minimal camping gear... many many hours on the road.... and hopefully memories to last a lifetime.
The first part of the trip will take us from South Carolina, through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas (I have successfully avoided KS up until now. I guess it's time I experienced KS), and Colorado. We'll spend a few days exploring at Arches, Canyonlands, and Moab in Utah before heading up through Idaho, skipping through a corner of Oregon, and to see family in Washington.
We'll get to spend a glorious 6 days in NW Washington... the mountains, the islands, the beaches, and family.
Our route home take us through Idaho (again) and then Montana and on to Wyoming to spend 2 whole days at Yellowstone National Park. From there, I'll take the kids on to South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills, Custer State Park, and the Badlands.... and then on to Mammoth Cave and finally home.
We will be gone for over 3 weeks. That is seriously a long time to be away from home and my bed... and my workshop. You can't imagine the stress that will come with closing my business for weeks on end. No income. It makes my stomach hurt. That said, this will be such an amazing experience.
Wish us luck, knock on wood, and hope for the best. We'll need it. And I'm sure my husband will need to the good luck too, since he will be staying behind to man the house, take care of the dogs, cats, chickens, the garden, and work, work, work.
Shop "Vacation" notice will be coming soon.
A work in progress