Chapter 8: On the Road

We did tons of driving on our epic vacation. We had tried setting up little TV screens for movies in the backseat in years past but went movie-free on this trip. It was miserable at times but in the end our kids did wonderfully. Lots of books, music and many many stops to play at parks and move our bodies. We also tried to avoid feeling rushed as best we could, scheduling plenty of travel days and nights in hotels (with pools!). Here’s the general route we took:!1m53!1m12!1m3!1d6226107.174441534!2d-96.48600228723127!3d40.36249781176349!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m38!1i0!3e0!4m5!1s0x52b333909377bbbd%3A0x939fc9842f7aee07!2sMinneapolis%2C+MN!3m2!1d44.983334!2d-93.26666999999999!4m5!1s0x87c9670d2b58aa0f%3A0x14890415d07cb0d7!2sFayetteville%2C+AR+72701!3m2!1d35.998092899999996!2d-94.08999109999999!4m5!1s0x0%3A0x0!2s35.921427%2C-93.405116!3m2!1d35.921427!2d-93.40511599999999!4m5!1s0x87c0f0607541e5b5%3A0x79ed2889c696a834!2sThe+Gateway+Arch%2C+100+Washington+Ave%2C+St+Louis%2C+MO+63102!3m2!1d38.624691!2d-90.184776!4m5!1s0x8800e9b0042ec6ad%3A0x9e75cb0c226489b1!2sHancock%2C+WI!3m2!1d44.133584!2d-89.52317699999999!4m5!1s0x52b333909377bbbd%3A0x939fc9842f7aee07!2sMinneapolis%2C+MN!3m2!1d44.983334!2d-93.26666999999999!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1417622954499″ style=”border: 0;” width=”800″>

And a collection of photos from the road:

In Arkansas we saved this turtle from being squished.


On the way back from Devil’s Den State Park.

Bailey in the backseat after eating Netta.

While in Fayetteville we tooted around on a couple superfun scooters.

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