Day 1: Driving from Kansas City to Colorado Springs!
We left for Colorado on Sunday, June 16th, yup, Father's Day! The kids said we HAD to get Daddy doughnuts for his special day, so breakfast at Dunkin Doughnuts in Lawrence it was! I think I inhaled two amazing chocolate doughnuts in 0.36 seconds. Hey, my first doughnuts in over a year, vacation, what's a girl to do?! I will say, I was stuffed full, not in a good way, afterwards, so not really worth it in the long run, but oh so delicious in the beginning!
After Lawrence, we drove, and drove, and drove! Yep, not much to report except we saw:
5 Doritos trucks
Dozens of cows, horses, and sheep
24 different license plates
100's of acres of farms, fields, and grass
Miles upon miles of wind farms in Kansas
2 very long construction zones
Pretty fun times! Here are some fun pictures of our exciting trip to the mountains...and let's be clear, you don't see mountains in Colorado until you're about 2 hours or so into the state. There were lots of "Where are the mountains?" From the backseat!
|Three cute kids ready for the road trip! This was taken right after we left our neighborhood and those smiles lasted all day! Yay for awesome travelers! |
|Wind farms in Kansas, very impressive!|
|One very large thunderstorm in Colorado, look, no mountains!|
|Happy to be in our hotel room and ready for the vacation! Please ignore the no makeup, tired, bags under my eyes me and focus on my cute husband!|
After we arrived at our hotel, which, we could see the mountains, we checked in, found Papa and Grandma
surprise, they wanted to join the crazies, and enjoyed our hotel happy hour! Drinks for the grown ups, hot dogs, popcorn, and chicken tenders for the kids. Very well balanced!
More to come tomorrow!