I feel that in order to accurately and completely blog our trip it's going to have to be in installments. My desire is not only to share our trip with you but also have it documented for our kids. We were gone for 8 days!! So, here is installment #1, In the beginning :)!
We started out Monday morning after a week of prep. The kids really did excellent on the trip. We honestly couldn't have dreamed for better. They were quiet, well behaved and didn't fight. Jared and I teased that they behaved better in the car shoulder to shoulder than they do at home! Thank you Lord! Anneliese did excellent. She didn't make a peep for the first 4 hours. That alone is notable since she tends to lose her mind on the way to Wal-Mart.
Just West 0f Salina we saw a ton of wind turbines. They were oddly beautiful.
We made it to Colorado Springs in 9 1/2 hours. We were super thrilled with our hotel. We stayed at the Drury Inn. It was exceptionally clean and extremely kid friendly. The pool was indoor out door and the kids LOVED it.
After we checked in we headed out to Red Robin to have a wonderful dinner with Carrie, Steve, Katie, and Audry. It was such a treat to eat a delicious dinner with our family at the foot of the mountains. Anneliese was a big hit and she received lots of kisses.