7 am, the car is packed, and I am fresh out of the shower. Let the road trip begin!
Picking up Mom in Sonoma.
Aunt Mardy just hit a $100 jackpot in Reno. Good start to the trip!
A 5 way scorpion is the only way to kick off a road trip!
The Girls! Too bad Mardi can't come the whole way!
Mardy and Mardi dancing to the Hawaiian music
Mickey in the pool in Reno. Don't think the rest of the pools will be quite this fancy.
Day 3--Sun Valley Idaho. Lunch with Betty and Johnny in the Sun Valley Clubhouse.
Day 3 in Betty's beautiful Garden!
Day 4--Saw an elk herd grazing while driving into Yellowstone
A beautiful geyser right on the river
Day 5--The Grand Tetons in the background, at the Jackson Lake Lodge. Only Ansel Adams or Scott could do this amazing view justice!
The view from our rooms!
Day 6--Went through Jackson Hole on our way out of town. Essential to stop at the Cowboy bar!
A bloody Mary seemed in order...
Aunt Mardy was upset that we never saw a bear in Yellowstone, so needed to take her pic with this one in Jackson Hole.
See the horns behind mom's head?
Day 7--Mount Rushmore!
Name the Presidents :)
Day 7: Driving into the Badlands
Our luxurious "cottage" in Badlands National Park. We can drink and play games anywhere!
Morning of Day 8--Leaving the Badlands--on to Minnesota!
Lunch on Day 8 in a railroad car diner
Day 10: All the Minnesota cousins visit. This is Gerry's family.
Brett, Meg, Sammie, Tony, Jonathon, Denny and Lisa
Dave and Mom in deep discussion
Dave and Bonnie, Aunt Eunice and Uncle Chuck
Yay! Made it to Shannon's just in time for Sisters' weekend
Shan's beautiful backyard
Bye Shannon! The last day and we are heading home.
4600 miles, 79 driving hours and 17 days.