Today we embarked on our cross country tour, leaving Atlanta and heading west. Over the next nearly 2 weeks we’ll travel over 2500 miles, cross much of the southern half of the continental US, all while taking in some of the most scenic portions of our country. Along the way we’ll be stopping to learn about our history, both the celebrated and the forgotten. If I’m being honest, I’ve been dreaming about this trip all year, ever since we conjured it up as a family goal (right up there with getting a dog which we also did this spring). There’s something about road trips that bring a family together and shows you what you’re made of. I’m looking forward to seeing what we’re made of, though I kind of suspect it’s the good stuff.
And, as I’ve written about elsewhere, it’s really important that we help the girls better understand the land and our history by going to the places where history happened and bringing it all to life.
Here’s to a trip full of memories, a new road trip playlist, and inside jokes.