Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Road Trip in the Works

Next week the kids have a short week of school, so we decided to get Sacajawea out for one finale road trip of the year. We're going to head to Mt. Rushmore and I am SO excited. This is something I've wanted to do all my life.

We're getting there by route of Salt Lake City (there's a secret something planned for my girls Tuesday night) and coming home by route of Cody WY/ Yellowstone. If any of you have been on this trip before or in any of the areas around where will be, let me know! Tell me what is great to do or see!

16 comments:

Elena's Mom said...

Going into Yellowstone through Cody will be a winding, winding trip with a camper. Just be aware.

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

Justin is going to be so jealous. He's been wanting to take that trip for years!! Have lots of fun.

Jewelle said...

totally jealous that you guys are going to mt rushmore. But I have to tell you, I bet you win the best mom award for taking your girls to the concert. They'll love you and Jarom forever for it!

Wendy said...

Have a great trip! My brother and his family dropped everything and headed out to Mt. Rushmore on a whim and had a FABulous time.

Have fun!

Lee Ann said...

One of my favorite trips ever! Incredible. The worlds largest indoor hot springs was somewhere on that trip - I'll try and check out where for you.

So excited for you!

Lee Ann said...

Check out this link. I was 11, but I thought this was lots of FUN!

http://www.tripcart.com/usa-regions/South-Dakota-Badlands/theme-parks/Evans-Plunge-Indoor-Water-Park.html

Brandon and Emily said...

How fun! Why not swing by AF and pick me up too?!! I am lots of fun! I hope you guys have a safe and fun trip!

Cherie said...

Just make sure you know that it is not just a look at a mountain for 10 minutes and you are done.
There is alot to see at Mt. Rushmore and it is fabulous . So make sure you set aside a few hours to spend there. We actually spent a whole day there.
Oh, I don't know what it will be like this time of year (we've only been in the summer) but I would advise going early in the day because there is one 2 lane winding road to get to the entrance and if alot of people are visiting you could end up waiting in a long line.
You'll see the Crazy Horse monument on the way.
Also, right nearby are some caves called The Jewel Caves - also a National Monument they are cool.
Have Fun!

Bragbook said...

Oh you will LOVE this trip I have done it Two times and I would do it again in a heart beat in fact can I come? J/K Have Fun and post lots of pictures.

The CEO said...

FUN,FUN trip. We'll be anxiously awaiting the blog of that trip! Have a great time.

Tonya said...

What an exciting surprise. The girls will love it. Sounds like lots of fun. That is one place I have never been. I can't wait to hear about it.

Lula! said...

I have never been in this area, so I can't wait to read/see your pics describing all of it.

p.s. Going to Hawaii in April...I'll need your help for THAT trip!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Have a great time.....cannot wait to see the pictures and hear if your hearind returns from the SLC adventure. You are the bomb!!!

Jennifer P. said...

I'm going to read to the end of your blog and see alllll that I've missed. My heart just hurts to start reading again because I know how sporadic it's going to be until I can get myself through this crazy, crazy semester.

Can't wait to hear/see about this vacation!

Dimick's said...

I hope you guys have a wonderful trip-how fun!!!
Tell Miley "HI".

Elise said...

So fun!!! I have always wanted to go to Mt. Rushmore, too-- jealous!

I am totally down for a pedicure any day-- let's do it!