We added new states on our Labor Day weekend road trip to the wild west. Olivia, Nelson, and I all hit the road for a two day trip to Bozeman, Montana for two days of nose work trials. Madison stayed home this time because she wasn’t in the trials and Nelson really wanted to go along. Our last big road trip was to Wyoming back in April, and before that we mainly went south and east.
Mom thought going the northern route to Bozeman and the southern one back would get each of us states we have not yet visited. North Dakota is the first state we hit outside of Minnesota. Olivia has been there before, but for me and Nelson, it is a new state.
All three of us took the opportunity to pose by the Fargo mural on our way out of town. Mom likes to find these “postcard” murals from @greetingstour The only problem is they tend to be in a bad part of town, or there isn’t much space to take photos. This is why the corners are cut off.
Next up, we made it to Montana. It is a first time to this state for all three of us. Mom was in the state several times back when she was a flight attendant. The welcome center doesn’t have a sign, so we used the highway pull off to take a sign photo. Mom is afraid with being next to the highway, so she posed with us to hang onto our leashes. Safety is always the top priority. We never risk anything for a photo.
On the way home from Bozeman, we drove south through Wyoming. Olivia already has been to this state, but for me and Nelson it is all new. Since we are in the wild west, we donned our cowboy hats and bandanas for our photo.
Finally, we passed through South Dakota. Both Olivia and I have been there a few times. Since it is a new state for Nelson, he is the only one posing at the sign. Nelson doubled his number of states visited on this road trip!
What is the current tally of states we have all visited?
- Emma – 18 states, and 5 countries
- Bailie – 24 states
- Madison – 22 states
- Olivia – 23 states
- Nelson – 8 states
Visiting new states is a lot of fun. We look forward to traveling to more states we haven’t been to in the future! Mom says traveling with dogs is a great thing to do, and she loves to travel with us! We are thankful for all the opportunities we have.
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