Monday, June 8, 2009
We are safely in Iowa. We left Pennsylvania on Thursday around 1:30 p.m. (we were buckled in ready to go at 1:00, when we discovered the van battery was dead due to the kids leaving on the interior lights....only a slight blip to trip). We had a pretty smooth trip and arrived at my Uncle Lyle and Aunt Sue's house in Prospect Heights, Illinois at 8:30 p.m. We spent a wonderful day with Aunt Sue on Friday visiting the Morton Arboretum. The kids and I were on the road on Saturday at 7:30 and had a relatively uneventful trip to Iowa. Due to some road construction, we were diverted through Madison, Wisconsin - which made our grand total of states traveled through five (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa). We played the license plate game on our drive, and the most exciting license plate find was Alaska! We are now enjoying time with my two sisters and their families.....8 children under 8 years of age! What a nice start to our summer!