We saw some of the United States' most beautiful landscapes and national parks including Glacier National Park; Yellowstone; the Grand Tetons; the Badlands of North and South Dakota; and Mount Rushmore before returning to Minnesota, the beautiful land of 10,000 lakes.
Since we are never ones to do things the easy way, we squeezed into two adults, two teens, a 12-week-old Golden Retriever puppy and a 90-pound bluetick coonhound (who did not want to be in the same state, let alone the same car, as the puppy). What's more, at least three of the occupants have ADHD, which could make managing the puppy's behavior seem like a walk in the (dog) park.
Crazy? Maybe. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I'm so glad we had the chance to give our kids the opportunity to experience the U.S.'s expansive and diverse landscape in such a up close and personal way.
To help preserve memories from this trip I made a vintage suitcase tag album using the incredible digital downloads available at Altered Pages.