Category Archives: Destination: Inspiration

Day 16: Mizzou and local cuisine but no iPhone

Today we took the very rare opportunity to sleep in a little bit, then headed to Columbia, Missouri, home of Megan’s alma mater, the University of Missouri. Continue reading

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Day 15: Taco Bell, nothingness take two and futbol

Today was another day of serious driving – we began in Denver with the goal of making it across Colorado and the entire state of Kansas to Kansas City where we had tickets for a 6 p.m. U.S. Men’s World Cup Qualifier game against Guatemala. Continue reading

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Day 14: Cadet Chapel, indoor skydiving and wild buffalo chases

This morning we decided to check out the Air Force Academy before leaving Colorado Springs. Every car gets searched before it goes through the gate, so we stopped and popped our trunk for the guard. One look in our trunk and all he said was “Road trip?” Continue reading

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Day 13: Cog train, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods take one

Today was the first day of the trip that we pretty much didn’t drive anywhere. Besides one errand down the street, our car stayed parked in the Chapmans’s driveway while they drove us around. Continue reading

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Day 12: Olympians and caves but no zipline

One of the difficulties in packing for a cross country road trip is that you’re going through so many different climates. Continue reading

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Day 11: The scenic route, tumbleweed and sand surfing

This morning we packed up and pulled out of Albuquerque, sad to be leaving but excited for the next adventure! Continue reading

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Day 10: Special Shapes, sunsets and fireworks

Once again we made it to the balloon field hours before sunset, excited about the prospect of the Special Shapes event. We were supposed to help get a giant cactus balloon launched that is about as tall as an eight story building. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and the wind was just too crazy to try it. Continue reading

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