After running into our generator problems in Colorado, we began heading east a little more quickly and directly than we had originally planned. We traveled a day and a half before stopping at a campground deep in the heart of Missouri. Despite ending up there partially by accident and because of a broken generator, we certainly didn't fare too poorly. Actually, it was one of the nicest campground we've stayed at. It was located on an enormous property with two lakes, countless little playgrounds, a jumping pillow, basketball and tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and even a little movie theater.
We celebrated Dad's 50th birthday here - not a bad place to celebrate either! David's 13th birthday came later in the week, and though we were traveling for the day, we stopped for a fun dessert and then dinner several hours later. Yes, in that order.
busy making happy birthday banner for Dad
David at the mini movie theater
Whitey got a bath in the little RV shower and was not happy about it!
After staying there for a week and not having any luck with generator repairs, we packed up and continued east. After a couple days on the road, we arrived in Blacksburg, VA, excited to visit family. Kaden has been talking about visiting our cousins over and over again throughout the trip, and we decided not to tell him our plans until we had arrived. Boy was he surprised! We had a wonderful couple days visiting with them, and then headed to the lake to visit grandparents for a few more days.
I joined Nathan and Justin (yes, both younger but SO much taller) for their job at an apple orchard. Unfortunately, it was rainy and quite chilly outside. We pulled through, however. Picture for proof!
We found the cutest cupcake samples while grocery shopping. Seriously amazing forms of sugar.
The end of our trip is quickly approaching, and as thankful as we are to have had a wonderful few months, we are more than ready to get back home. Here we go, week 15. Finish the trip off well.