Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 10 through July 14 with Janet

A view of one of the many arches at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

On our first day of driving we saw the first bridge in Minnesota to use anti-icing chemicals. We crossed into South Dakota at 12:11 p.m. It took 5 hours to drive from River Falls, WI. We saw the corn palace in Mitchell, SD. The first night we camped at Cold Brook Campground in Hot Springs, SD. I slept in the tent. We saw the 80 foot dinosaur in Wall, SD. We saw a lot of places that looked like they would be an oasis in the desert. Water and trees. We went to Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah so far, and we've only been on the road for 4 days!

We had a visitor with us named Spot. We dropped her off in Longmont, CO. I was very sad that she had to leave us. We had lunch at a rest area in Wyoming. There were statues there. The Indian was 12 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 3000 pounds. The mountain man was 14 feet and weighed 2500 pounds. They were made of bronze, or copper maybe. In Colorado we stayed at Sonya's, an old friend of my Mom. We stayed at her house for 2 days. We got to meet Chuck and played with Taco Spike Burrito. Taco is their dog.

Me and Buddy with the big buffalo at Chamberlain, SD

We left their house and drove to Utah where we saw Fisher's tower and the arches. We got to see copper that turned the rocks green. We ate at a restaurant in Utah and stayed in a KOA in a cabin. I slept on the dumb floor because I didn't want Lilly to cry. In the morning we ate oatmeal with dinosaur eggs in it. WE swam when we got there, it was really fun, and we're going swimming again in a few minutes.


  1. Hey honey! SOunds like you are having a great time adn seeing a ton of really great things. I cannot wait to see the redwoods with you guys! xoxoxo

  2. I know it's a lot, but did you see Bryce or Zion parks on your whirlwind tour?

  3. It sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun. Hey kids, don't wear your poor old grandpa out, okay! Good thoughts and wishes for you all.

  4. I used to be stationed in SD so I remember all those things well. I am surprised you didn't have a "Wall Drug" sign since they appear every 1/4 mile it seems along any highway. Stay safe!