Our family recently went on a little road trip, where we traveled through four states, visited with friends we hadn't seen in a long while, made it to Disneyland and came to realize I am cut out for traveling with my kids (for the most part).
I found it interesting how Northern California was really just a continuum of Oregon. The evergreens, mountains and cook climate. A couple hours later we were in Redding and life had changed from Pacific NW land to arid desert, and an In-N-Out burger.
We still had another 1 1/2 hours to drive. This was technically our second day of travel; but, I felt like the first day didn't count as we had seen most of the scenery before (which I'm sparing you).
Ben and I would stop for iced coffee and then find a park for the girls to get their wiggles out. This was in Sacramento area, and right next to a baseball field.
it reminded me of my summers as a kid going to the fields to watch my brother's baseball team play, while I chewed way too many Bazookas and ran under the bleachers. Summer time meant warm evenings on a diamond with want for bad vendor food and tons of sips of drinking fountain water.
Upon leaving, the young baseball players clicked with their cleats and baseball bags, almost too big for them, toward the field. This was summer welcoming me.
The next morning began with this little bug joined by her older sister to gather our luggage to continue on our way.
One picture I don't have is of my Vitamix making smoothies. One thing I resolved to do was bring our favorite GF bread to make quick sandwiches in the car; while, I would make smoothies in the hotel room. It helped by having veggies and fruits in our diets in a more accommodating way, and avoiding too many restaurants at the end of a long day asking our precocious 22 mo old to stay quiet.