Our six day road trip ended late on Tuesday night. We traveled through eight states and about two thousand nine hundred miles. Despite lots and lots of hours in the car, we had fun every day, and each day was different. Olivia and I now have traveled through thirteen of the same states. I added three new ones this trip, Olivia added five.
The first day was Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinios, and then part way through Indiana. We stopped to see the bronze statue of a boy with his tongue stuck to a real flagpole which pays tribute to the famous “pole licker” scene in the movie, A Christmas Story. Mom demonstrated how it goes, but didn’t put her tongue on the pole. See me in the background laughing?
Day two took us to Ohio and then Pennsylvania. Ohio has so much to see and do, we have to go back there one day! Among other things like the murals, we found the National Museum of the Great Lakes.
A big ship is docked there but dogs are not allowed on board. No problem, we will take a photo next to it instead. See Mom trying to get a good shot of us?
Me, I want to steer the ship. The steering wheel is big, but not any too big for little me. I may be small, but I am the leader in our pack.
We also found the giant propeller. Can you imagine how big the boat is that uses a propeller this size? I’m like an ant in comparison. Personally, I prefer to think of it as a giant flower.
The third day Olivia had her nose work trial all day. On day four we visited Mom’s family in Rochester, NY. Day five took us to the Detroit area of Michigan to see some of Laura’s family. Laura is Mom’s cousin and she came along with us but had other plans for the middle days of the trip. Day six, was the very long, eleven hour drive home. We had breakfast with some of Laura’s family, and went to see where Mom used to live when she was a flight attendant. Sadly that apartment complex is now in shambles but it was still fun to see it after so many years.
A six day road trip wears a girl out and we are no exception. Mom said maybe we should ride from the room to the car on the luggage cart to save some of our energy! We all had a great six days on the road and are looking forward to our next road trips, one starts tomorrow. Right now we have small ones planned, but there may be another big one in a few months.
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