The kids had Thursday and Friday off of school for testing during the first week of May. I scheduled all their tests Thursday because Scott and I planned a long-weekend road trip to Mt Rushmore, a place Scott and I put on our 'places to visit' list once we moved to Colorado. I snapped a picture of our April calendar. I keep this dry erase board in my kitchen and it's very useful and keeps me from forgetting important things that really shouldn't be forgotten, like our road trip :).
We packed up the van Thursday night, went to bed around 1030 and Friday morning Scott and I got up at 430 (we normally get up at 5 so it wasn't a big deal and I actually got up at 430 without an alarm...the key is going to bed a little earlier; and how do you fall asleep early? You wake up really early, several days I a row which will make you tired :)), we got ready, packed last minute toiletries etc, got the kids up, took them each to the bathroom and got them in the van and we were off a little before 530am.
All the kids have camelback water bottles which have less messy spills, though I still prefer my Nalgene with the splash guard piece on top. I don't like water bottles with straws because I can't get my water out as fast as I'd like.
Scott was our driver and he did a mighty fine job!
|Scott mapping out our next stop|
|this picture was taken in the visitors center at Jewel Cave|