Monday, March 5, 2012

The Great American Road Trip (AKA Summer Vacation)

This past weekend we planned and made reservations for our summer vacation.  I just have to say I am so excited! It is going to be a 2-week trip through some amazing parts of our country. 

To start out we are heading to Chicago for our our annual family picnic/reunion.   While there we will be visiting the Field Museum.  It never gets old; there is always so much to see there.

After we leave Chicago, we are heading to Spring Green, Wisconsin, to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin.  We have visited several of the homes he has disigned before so we are excited to see one of his favorites.  There is a lot of history and tragedy here.

After touring the estate, we will be heading to South Dakota.  We will be spending at couple of days at Badlands National Park.  The landforms are so different here so I am excited to see a different kind of natural beauty than what we have here in Arkansas.

After the Badlands, we are heading to the Blackhills.  We will be staying at Custer State Park and visiting Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and taking some scenic drives.

The final stop on our trip will be in Yellowstone National Park.

These are the main places we are stopping at so if you have any suggestions, advice, or some must sees, please let me know.  These places are all brand new so the more advice I can get from those that have experience the better our trip will be.


  1. Wow, this sounds awesome!! I know you will have a great time, and what a thing to look forward to!
    And yes, you were right...Christian thought it was hilarious that I got caught in his web! :)

  2. Love, love, love the Black Hills. If you haven't figured out where to stay yet, try the Palmer Gulch KOA. They have everything from tent sites to a nice lodge and SO much to do there. We had a great experience.