Saturday, August 1, 2009

Made it to CA!

We made it! We're currently subletting in a home, and expect to move in to our permanent (for now) digs at the end of the month.

Ben will be posting details from the trip soon. Thanks for reading, more to come!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Last Night in SD

We did some crazy hiking today: five or so hours worth. It was crazy but not as crazy as the jumping pillow as shown above. All I can think of is the Bill Cosby skit in which he says, that if there aint adults playing on it, neither will I.

Nough said. Going to go play with fire and cook some sugar.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On The Road Again

And off we go, leaving Jackson on our way to South Dakota.

Ben had cooled some beer for me as a surprise when I got out of the shower, but I wasn't feeling well and fell asleep without drinking any! Eli and his Aunts gave us some of their left over beer since they are moving also.

Anyways, getting some gas and some breakfast (fast food chains are everywhere!).

Hm, I should probably set that reservation for tonight soon...

The Badlands

So, we're at The Badlands. No, not as in World of Warcraft.

This is a sneak peak of some of the pictures we took while here today. It is an unexpected view after a day of farms and slight hills. So, more to come!

Monday, July 20, 2009

And We Skip a Few Days

So, while we have tons of pictures (more like 3000) and been having lots of fun, we've been having too much fun to actually post anything. And instead of trying to put up posts in chronological order, we decided to go with the most current and then fill in the gaps (and then reorganize them in the end?).

Right now we are actually in Jackson, Minnesota staying at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America) on our way to Mount Rushmore. The original plan has us staying Kennebec, SD but yesterday, when halfway to Minneapolis to visit Ben's uncle Spike we discovered that we left Ben's license in Chicago (3.5 hours back). So, we went back to Chicago and spent an extra night with Eli and his aunts. Which, really, we don't mind (it was a shame we missed Spike though).

Minnesota is a beautiful state. With lots of farmland on hills and breathtaking views. And more windfarms! Which are very creepy when there are about twenty of them all together and not moving...Pictures to follow eventually.

Ben drove to most of the way through Wisconsin (the first half is only exciting the first time though), and then Yanessa drove two and a half hours into Minnesota (and then we were hungry), and then Ben drove the rest while we listened to Bill Cosby.

I guess that's it for now. We will eventually write real posts again soon. We promise :)

PS. At this KOA, there is a small dog (one of those tiny fluffy long-haired chihuahua looking dogs) that the owner groomed to look like a lion. With the mane and the poof of hair at the end of the tail. Its funny and sad in a weird way. Maybe I'll get a picture of it tomorrow...

PPS. Posted from Ben's crack-berry, typed by Yanessa, edited by Ben.