Monday, July 27, 2009

Road Trip

Jodi, Pax, Evan and I survived our road trip up to Illinois. It wasn't as bad as we had expected. The boys did as well as two 1-year-olds could do in a car for two days! Thank goodness for the DVD player!

We left on a Wednesday morning and drove up to the panhandle to have lunch with some of my college friends that I hadn't see in about 4 years. Jenny, Justin, and Paxton were on vacation and it worked out perfect to stop and see them....



That Wednesday night we stayed in Birmingham at Joel's parent's house. The boys had fun playing with Grandpa Searby and Evan got to help Grandma fix pancakes on Thursday morning...



We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch...


After a few more stops....


We finally arrived in central Illinois! It looks like a typical Illinois summer....corn and beans for as far as you can see, tomatos on the porch railing, and green beans in the garden.

4 comments:

The Birketts said...

Looks like the boys hung in there! You are brave to drive so far!!!! Have SOOOOO much fun while you're up there.... and for heaven sake... bring us some of that corn!

Whitlocks said...

Glad you had your sister with you for the trip! The boys look so cute together. Keep the pictures coming.
-Katie

Justin, Jenny & Paxton said...

your pics turned out great! sounds like the trip was a success to IL. enjoy your time there!

Tori said...

I am just now getting to your pics! I love them. And I love Cracker Barrel. And I love the last paragraph that made my mouth water and my heart a little homesick for freshness. :)