After visiting the boy's doctor this last Friday, we discovered Bradley has bronchitis in the dang summer time (he normally only gets it in the winter). I guess the AC's while on vacation caused a really...REALLY bad flair up and he is now taking 4...that's right....4 medications :( While listening to his chest...the doc made this really concerned face (a "this kid is sick!!!" face).
So with that said, taking care of this issue put me behind on part 4.
Today I have the last of the vacation photos (thank goodness...I told you there was a lot of photos). We made sure to take longer coming home, that way we could visit more places like the oh so beautiful "GRAND Canyon" and the BIG Texan restaurant. We didn't take on the food challenge, but we witnessed some people that did. I have no idea how someone can down that much food/meat in 1 hr, but I guess some people can.
After we left Texas a storm followed us all the way home. We drove through it 4 times which = fun! It followed us up to the Grand Canyon and there was one point when it poured on us. It was so neat and the boys loved it.
A few museums here and there, we finally made it back to Cali. The salty sea air was so welcomed and because we planned it out well, we made it home and had enough time to enjoy the day still.
What did we learn from this trip?
1) Being prepared in the car, will make it a great trip for kids and parents
2) Having large zip lock bags in the car are perfect for car sick moment...poor Calvin.
3) Planning ahead and mapping stuff out will save you time and money
4) We love XM radio
5) We missed In-N-Out so much and it was the best road trip food we ate coming home.
Thanks for hanging around for ALL these photos and I highly recommend you taking this road trip across America. It gave us so much quality family time and we are all closer for it.