More than 6,000 miles later: I’m baack!

The mini van packed and ready for the road trip! We added more stuff along the way -- like a green plastic sled used on the dunes of White Sands National Park.

The mini van packed and ready for the road trip! We added more stuff along the way -- like a green plastic sled used on the dunes of White Sands National Park.

During the last 30 days, our family traveled more than 6,0000 miles, spent 10 days in the car and saw eight states. I can’t wait to share our road trip adventures with you, but I need some time to get all the photos organized and write it all up.

I feel refreshed mentally but I am also pooped!

I found much inspiration in our travels and am brimming with story ideas for you! I kept jotting down topics for us to discuss as I read compelling articles or books and had conversations with other parents. I even did some interviews on the beach that I will be sharing soon!

Just like you guys, I am getting geared up for back-to-school and have many questions and thoughts on school and getting organized for the year.

I have great stuff planned for the next few weeks but I am starting us off with a quickie news blog today while I get my act together!

How do you keep kids busy for 6,000 miles? The DSi of course. I'm only kidding. We didn't have it charged for part of the trip and they also lost one screen somewhere along the way. So they didn't play it as much as you would think. They do like taking photos with it on trips.

How do you keep kids busy for 6,000 miles? The DSi of course. I'm only kidding. We didn't have it charged for part of the trip and they also lost one screen somewhere along the way. So they didn't play it as much as you would think. They do like taking photos with it on trips.

I am happy to be home – on the blog and in my own house!

(Check out the second blog of the day – How much do parents want to know about their newborn’s possible genetic diseases?)

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djm_NC

July 28th, 2011
6:01 am

welcome back theresa! looking forward to seeing your pics and hearing of your vacation!

Becky

July 28th, 2011
6:47 am

It’s nice to have you back and nice to hear that y’all had a good time..

shaggy

July 28th, 2011
7:25 am

Welcome back.
Andy was a good DAWG!

motherjanegoose

July 28th, 2011
7:42 am

Glad you are safe! Vacations are wonderful but they can wear you out too! Love the conversations with new people. One of my favorites, when I am traveling and I can’t wait to hear what you learned!

Jeff

July 28th, 2011
7:52 am

Welcome back. Glad everyone is safe.

motherjanegoose

July 28th, 2011
8:04 am

@shaggy…thanks for your comment yesterday…all is good!

catlady

July 28th, 2011
9:57 am

Glad you are back safely! Andy did a great job!

Denise

July 28th, 2011
10:07 am

Welcome back!

Sure hope...

July 28th, 2011
7:44 pm

…you guys took a rental car and not your personal car…6000 miles – that is a lot of wear and tear at one time…

keep the dude!

July 28th, 2011
9:57 pm

your on vacation with your kids and your trolling the beach playing “writer” to total stangers? sucks to be your kids and sucks to be a family that you “interviewed”.

keep the dude AJC!