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Last Part Of Our 2 1/2 Week Trip Around the States…

June 23, 2017

We drove/stopped through 20 states in 2 1/2 weeks. We hopped in our big sprinter van and made that our home. (We did stay at many of families houses along the way but there were nights we slept in the van.) We were able to see and visit so many wonderful places here in our country… I am so grateful for the opportunity that we had as a family to do this. (The rest of our time around is in earlier posts as you scroll down.)  We did have the spin bike in the back of the van so I was able to get a good ride in on the days we drove a lot (tried to ride at least 2 hours each time I rode the bike while Corom was driving)… and then of course, I ran on the days that I could! We are also blessed that our van made it the whole way… the last 6 hours of our trip (as we left Colorado) our back tire popped. A stranger pulled over shortly after we got out of the van and helped Corom change our tire! I was so grateful for this young man. We decided to drive the last 500 miles on a spare. 😳 Yes we did make it, but the last 3-4 hours of our drive, the van started to run hot. The needle would get extremely close to the red zone… we ran with the heater on for a good chunk of the time. We were all anxious to get home.

As I mentioned earlier… we were able to stop in Colorado for a couple of nights to spend time with Corom’s brother and his family. The kids had so much fun with more cousins. It has been a wonderful trip just watching our kids play with cousins. They all went for a run together, played basketball, BBQ’d, goofed off, rode the dirt bikes around… went swimming…   and just visited and played around. It was fun! It was hard to leave, knowing we were coming back to reality but we were ready to be home. At home, 2 Brazilians were waiting for us. They are here coaching soccer and needed a place to stay for the week… I will write about our time with them at the end of this week. 🙂

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One Comment
  1. Sounds like such a wonderful trip. You guys covered quite a bit of ground! And I still love that you got to ride your bike along the way.

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