Whew! Whatever works right?
(The kids take turns being co-pilot. I think David prefers me in the back LOL!)
(That would be a fort in the back of the van. It kept them quiet for over an hour!)
We always break the very, very long drive up into 2 days.
This year, David pulled the camper up...the one he built last fall. What a gem! Not only did it fit all of our stuff with room to spare, but it even made for a great little "kitchen" when it was time to eat!
(He has plans to put a little microwave in there soon :)
On day 2 of our trip, we decided to surprise the kids and take them up into the St. Louis Arch.
(And this is when I wished I had put on my good lens!)
(If you haven't noticed yet, Ester and Sally strategically wore their Rangers shirts in Missouri :)
If you have never been up in the Arch, there are numerous "eggs" that carry people to the top, five in an "egg".
Inside one of the "eggs" riding up - which takes 4 minutes to go up....3 minutes to go down.
This is the view from the top...
(The Mighty Mississippi River looking East toward Illinois.)
And we parked right along the river...right about...