I’m flying to the US tomorrow!!!

Last week I decided to drop out of vet school now instead of taking my exams all through August knowing that I wouldn’t want to continue my studies. So instead of studying chemistry and physics I’m going to road-trip in the South-West (I think, but like where all the canyons are) in an RV with my dad, brother and cousin! :D
We already did a trip like that in 2011 which is when I took this picture. I don’t remember where it was, could be Bryce Canyon but I’m not sure! :p

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Take the National Historic Trails auto tour route on the way to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

Crossing Wyoming on your way to one of the popular national parks in the eastern portion of the state, you have a unique opportunity to take a trip back in time and follow in the footsteps of thousands of pioneers who would go on to shape the future of the United States.  Travelers can start at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper.  After getting primed on the journey by the interpreters and exhibits at the NHTIC, travelers can stop at a number of famous trail sites along WY-220, such as Bessemer Bend, Independence Rock, Devil’s Gate or Martin’s Cove before splitting north toward Yellowstone National Park or Grand Tetons National Park.  

For those bitten by the “trail bug”, the trails continue beyond Muddy Gap along US-287 toward sites such as Split Rock and South Pass, the Lander Cutoff and Pilot Butte.

One of the most unique aspects of the National Historic Trails running through Wyoming is the fact that there are hundreds of miles of remnants and ruts with many sites that are nearly unchanged from the days of the pioneers where visitors can interact with such an influential period in US history. 

Be sure to get your free auto tour route guide at the NHTIC so you can see all 60 #mypubliclandsroadtrip stops in Wyoming! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

Anyone curious how the rest of my travel day turned out?! Please grab a cup of coffee with me, because it’s a fun story.

I felt super uneasy about taking the flight at 4:50pm. It had a layover in Des Moines that was only 30 mins and I had bad vibes. But I heard maybe thunderstorms were going to be back in Chicago this morning so I was encouraged to take it and not wait until Friday.

Cue the dark ominous music.

That 4:50 flight finally left DFW at 5:35pm. Yeah. I didn’t even have a boarding pass for the next flight, because they couldn’t print it in Dallas, so I had no clue the flight number or time it was leaving. But I knew American closed its doors 10 mins before takeoff. Plane lands in Iowa at 7:08pm and I’m in the very last row. Yep. I step off the plane, walk to the first monitor and read - American, Chicago O'Hare 7:20 - Cancelled.

I flew from Dallas to Des Moines only to have my connection cancelled and there were no more flights out that night. American told me they could get me on a flight on Friday at noon, landing at 2pm. Cool, so the best you can do is get me to Chicago a whopping 25 hours AFTER I was supposed to originally be there.

I ended up renting a car and driving 5 hours to Chicago after spending 11 hours in airports/on airplanes. I got in at 12:45am.

Fantastic luck. May the next 48 hours be significantly better.

Happy Friday, y'all.

Next up: a 9+ hour car ride with me, my wild kids, and my mom. No husband (he can’t miss work). My mom flew up to help me, thank goodness, but I know we are all going to be frazzled and broken by the end of this day. And I’ve been up since 3am, because what a perfect night to skip out on sleep, brain!

We will spend the next week camping with my family and missing my husband. This is going to be so fun and soooo challenging. All of my parenting super powers are going to have to be on point.

I’ve said it before. I don’t know how single parents do it, but I will always, always admire you.

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Poilus and American volunteers anxiously waiting for the bus that will take them somewhere away from the front for a short break.

Source: Grandma’s vault (great-grandma in fact)

The pursuit of happiness comes in many shapes and forms. I’ve found happiness in sharing beautiful views with my bestfriend. Love ya sis ❤️ Can’t wait to see how the rest of the trip goes because it’s been magnificent so far!
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | July 25th, 2016
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