Friday, August 1

Between Chicago, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, this family of five successfully survived each other enough for one of us to actually sit down, sanely, and write about it.

There's something admirable about a family piling into a vehicle to experience the open road. Sure there are a lot of accessories for the twenty-first century family road trip. However, Jon and I sadistically pat ourselves on the back for not subscribing to any of them. Good old fashioned threats of violence and shrill, blood curdling verbal abuse to straighten three kids complaining that so-n-so is too close or something about someone being half another's age and yet he's the bully. To that I remind Gil of his natural advantage OF BEING OLDER and we continue the Alphabet Game.

Were we crazy to embark upon this journey? Maybe. But it was all worth it. Dog and all. 49 of 50 state license plates found AND Washington DC. All but Montana. We did it.

4 comments:

Kristi said...

Looks like a great time! Love all the pics. Too bad you didn't get to make a stop in Dubuque:( But I'm super excited to see you in a few weeks! Good times!!

Julie said...

i LOVE these family vacation shots, em! so much! you guys are brave, but that's the way to do it! a good old fashion family roadtrip...just like the griswalds! love you guys so much! everyone looks so sunkissed and fresh! can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!!! xox

Tara n' Josh said...

Wow! Awesome pictures - I almost felt like I was there. Great photos that capture the essence of the trip - family bonding fun time. You and your kids will always remember that trip. What a great way to round out summer 08. Next year, Rocky Mtns here you come :)

Sugar Mommy said...

Love the pictures Emily! Your children are beautiful! Just like Momma!