Thursday, July 11, 2013

I went on a road trip!

I spent two weeks riding around some pretty cool parts of the United States with Mommy, Daddy, Sissy, and an ever increasing collection of other plush.  I had to stay in the car too often, but I still go to see a lot from there.

The National Park Service has a Junior Ranger program at a lot of national parks, so Sissy worked on getting Junior Ranger badges at every place she could.  In our two weeks of traveling, she collected seven different badges, including the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, and Mount Rushmore.  The places I saw were all pretty cool... though I got left in the car while they took the Grand Canyon Railroad to the South Rim.  But I was in the car for the drive-through safari we went to; it was cool seeing some of the big animals right by the car, knowing they couldn't get to me.

We had different camping accommodations during the trip: a tent (just enough room for 3 people and a couple plush), camping cabins (no bathrooms, bring your own linens), a "real" cabin ("Ooooh, it has a bathroom!  And towels!"), and a teepee at one camping site. 

We also had a camping stove and some dehydrated dinners with us; Mommy made them before the trip, by putting leftovers into the dehydrator for most of a day, then packaging them up in containers she had saved.  We had more pots than we needed - Daddy's camping cook set was really meant for one person, so he brought another, slightly larger pot as well, which is the one that got used all the time. He also packed the Dutch oven, which never got used.  (Mommy says it would have been good on a coal fire, but she wasn't going to make bread over a camping stove.)

Anyways, I had a great time and I want to go back to so many places, and the places near them that we didn't have time to visit.