Off we go on another all-American family road trip.
A big red dog
And a car full of suitcases, leashes, a cooler, bags of food, blankets, pillows, maps, books, extra sweatshirts, water bottles, bags, backpacks, and a whole slew of electronic devices and their chargers.
Where are we going and what will we do when we get there? Just wait and see.
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This is the pivotal day where the wild American west fades into the settled east; we crossed the Continental Divide, where the waters that meets the Pacific Ocean give way to those that flow east to the Atlantic. We hauled ourselves up multiple mountain ranges - the Uintas, the Rockies - and sailed down to the wide-open prairies and bountiful cornfields of Nebraska.
We picnicked at our favorite Wyoming rest stop on the Lincoln Memorial highway where we were graced with a bracing breeze but no bees. Ranger has totally fallen into the road trip rhythm, finding the perfect balance of napping in the car and leaping out at each stop with boundless excitement. And we are entertaining ourselves with group geography games, interesting conversations and short bursts of staring into our own phones like zombies. So far, I have not had to break up a single fight.
Distance covered today: 858 miles
Total trip so far: 1674 miles