Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Road Trip!

Well, we just got back from our annual 4th of July Missouri Road Trip! - I know we are a week behind... but we ended up going back for the 4th a week later due to Loren's 10 Year Class Reunion!
The weekend was full of relaxing, Missouri heat, lemonade, playing outside, ice cream sandwiches, playing games till 2:00 in the morning, catching up with old friends, swimming, and even a quick visit to the town Doctor... Doc Long. - Greta broke out in a head to toe rash the first day we got there! Turns out she had a skin virus called Roseola. After being rubbed down for 3 solid days with 2 different types of cream, she seems to be completely rash free and feelin' better!
Even though the drive down stinks and then the drive home is always unbelievably long... we always manage to have a fun and safe trip while we are home visiting the Appleberry's!
Wanna know what an 8 hour car trip looks like with 2 babes, 1 pup, and a husband?! Here it is, the grueling drive, play by play... or should I say, hour by hour......

2 Hours in and Tuck was fussy! I stepped in to drive so Loren could hopefully get some shut eye with the babes.

Hour 3. Tuck finally fell asleep but Loren did not! lol

After leaving MN at 7:00pm and being in the car for 4 hours... we planned to stop and stay in a hotel in Des Moines, IA. It helped break up the trip for the babes.
Here's me "all nat-ur-al" in the hotel at about midnight, exhausted from the drive and my crazy kids.
Good Morning!
Here we are packing up and about to leave the hotel! Greta is ready to start the drive and Hour 5! - Tuck would rather jump on the bed! lol

Feelin' good! We are almost there!
Ahhhh we made it! The drive was long and tiring... and definitely took a lot out of the babes! But here we are... finally! All smiles and excited to be in MO.

There ya' have it! Eight long hours documented! - Gosh, shame I didn't marry someone closer... but thankful I didn't marry someone who lived it... well, say, Texas?! Now that would have been a long trip!

Here are some other fun pictures from the weekend...

Loren's 10 Year Reunion. He graduated with 47 classmates. He was 1 of 13 that showed up for the reunion.

All in all we had a great trip! Now... back to work and back to normal! I have a house that needs cleaning, a fridge that needs stalking, and as usual.... piles of laundry that are not about to wash themselves!

Chat later,



  1. Love the play by play...you two are hilarious! We miss you so!!!

  2. Like how I left you an "anonymous" comment??? Jeez...I'm such a blond

  3. Appleberry's AtticJuly 13, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Haha! Ahhh, gotta love you Penny! - We miss you too!

  4. Your crazy sister-in-law!July 14, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    I had a blast playing games till 2 a.m. I always laugh so much. By the way, why are you stalking your fridge? Don't they have laws against that in Minnesota? LOL


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