Ahhh… summer… time for the yearly road trip! Once again, Ross did most of the planning. He really enjoys the thrill of planning out these trips. He plots out maps and creates detailed itineraries… basically the polar opposite of my road trip personality. It’s always an… ermmm… adventure… yeah, that’s it….

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Last year’s trip involved physically exhausting treks through national parks and stretches of four to ten hours in the car. Xander was five at the time and he reached a point that he no longer wanted to exit the car. I warned my husband that this year he needed to keep our son’s limits in mind a bit more. He promised me the trip would be “easy.”


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We spent an entire week getting up at the break of dawn to head off to national parks in the Rocky Mountains and to climb around inside caves. We did an average of five miles a day on trails rated as at least moderate. By the last two days, I felt like I could barely move my legs. Xander wanted to be carried everywhere. Needless to say, it was an exhausting trip. But, I have to admit, the views were amazing!

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I told my husband that I get to plan next year’s trip… something local and lazy.

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