Have you ever played the 5-second rule? I know we’ve all played the one where it’s okay to eat that pumpkin muffin that hit the floor if you grab it up in 5-seconds. This one is 5 second to list 3 things. Pure easy fun! We played in during part of our road trip. Today I’m sharing our road trip adventure through a dirty windshield.
Here’s our trip by the numbers.
2 pioneer women
3 long lines
1 snow day
4 hotel rooms
1 dizzy experience
5 seconds of pure laughter
1 DIY project
Road trip adventure through a dirty windshield
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The road trip adventure started in Arizona on I-40. Through New Mexico and Texas, we didn’t take a picture. Not so much due to the scenery, I was on a mission. To get to Ponca City, Oklahoma, my hometown.
It’s the home of the first Pioneer Woman. Emily and I had windy fun running around the park. Although we didn’t go into the museum, I always remember the saying, “I see no boundaries.”
This was the second Pioneer Woman we visited. Ree’s Merc store in Pawhuska, Oklahoma is 30 minutes from my mom’s home. We visited on a Saturday and the lines were long! Three different lines! There was a line for the restaurant, one in the store to pay for treasures, and one huge line to meet Ree and have her sign her latest cookbook. The employees did a remarkable job getting people through the lines and making sure everyone was happy. I recommend going and spending the day.
This is downtown Ponca City. Not the bustling downtown I remember in my younger days, but other than Ree’s Merc it’s busier than Pawhuska.
Someone should clean that windshield!
We drove through Kansas heading to Colorado. If you’ve ever driven through Kansas you will understand why I’m sharing a picture of a pecan tree in my mom’s yard. Kansas is flat.
One of the 4 hotel rooms when Emily and I did a bit of work.
My daughter-in-law and I had a dizzy experience just watching my son and grandson play a virtual reality game. The 5-second rule game we played later that evening is more my speed.
We also did a ton of eating. 398274 calories worth! Above I’m eating basically a pumpkin pop tart. It was an everything pumpkin trip for me.
We found a snow day driving through Eisenhower tunnel.
One of 5 rivers we visited on the trip. The crystal river in Carbondale to get our feet wet.
What is a trip without a DIY project? I build a removable jumping platform in a tree for our grandson. It works…he can jump! What a sweet helper.
We had the grand opportunity to stay in the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in…ever! Emily loved The Little Nell.
Emily and I walked past this exquisite furniture store in Colorado each morning. I love this chair! It would go great with my thrift store ottoman don’t you think?
Looking for more calories in Utah.
Our 1 dog enjoyed the road trip but was thrilled to get home.
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