Days on the Road: 58: 1 in a tent, 2 in a hotel, 1 with friends, and 54 in the camper
Number of miles: 10,000
Number of States: Driven through - 17; Camped in 12
Number of Major Repairs: 2 (Crank and Axle)
Number of Flat Tires: None. Hurrah! (This was a great concern after our experience coming back from Big Bone Lick in April) 6/29 Oops! Spoke to soon. The next morning we awoke to a flat tire! AAA came to the rescue and changed it out with the spare. How odd is that?
Number of Photos: Countless
Number of Junior Ranger Badges earned from National Parks: 40 (8 times 5 participants)
"Cuz I wanted to, bonne' too" Coming into his rhyming stage of life, 5 y.o. M began to add rhyming phrases to the end of every statement. This one stuck. Enough so that C found himself blurting out in exasperation, "Enough with the bonne' too's!"
"There's a gift shop down there?!" Heading deeper into the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail, D was overheard responding to his Dad's comment to a weary "through" hiker, "Was the gift shop worth it?" D was challenged to bump up his verbal/listening skills as he tried to get a grasp on his Dad's wit.