create your own personalized map of the USA
Apparently, we don't like the Plains States. Or the Deep South. Or, CT or RI?? (Hello, Parson family, we'll be visiting soon.) Anyway, most of these states we visited on our epic Trip from New York to Alaska via Texas in 2001. Since we've had kids, we haven't added a whole lot. Maybe it's a good time to start planning the Epic Road Trip of 2021.
Evan has visited many of the white states, when he drove to and from Alaska. (I was working while he drove up, and I flew down with baby Cheyenne when he drove our stuff back here.) I have been to Montana and Wyoming as a teenager, but I think it's fun to keep track of where we go on family vacations. Plus, this will just solidify the need to visit Hawaii for our 12th anniversary.
It's kind of funny that I'm posting this map during a very home-bound stage of my life. Monday, I had to take Lincoln into the doctor because he had had a fever for over a day. The doctor wanted to rule out pneumonia since Lincoln had been in contact with Grandpa Dana when he had pneumonia, so we had to drive into town to get a chest X-ray. Cheyenne was in school, so I only had three kids with me, but everyone still looked at us and made comments like we were the Beverly Hillbillies. Apparently, there aren't many large families anymore! Anyway, the whole trip reinforced my belief that it is much easier to just stay home than to take kids anywhere. Unless it's sugaring time up North, where we're headed this weekend!
Lincoln is going to be 9 months old tomorrow, so hard to believe my baby is that old! He's been sick for the last several days (the doctor finally decided it was just a virus) so he's been clingy and more cuddly than normal. While I want him to get better, there is something to be said for that! Speaking of which, time to go snuggle him some more. Sorry it's such a boring blog, just wanted to save that map for future reference.