Since we left Wyoming, we have sought refuge in the Midwest to stay with family. It’s been a strange experience moving from the mountainous Northwest and spectacular Tetons to the very flat and dry heartland.
We did a marathon drive through Nebraska and Iowa. We stayed with my friend in Chicago for a night. Then, we moved on to Indianapolis for a couple days to see Gus’ sister. Now, we are just outside of St. Louis, where we have been for the last 5 days. My aunt has been generous enough to let us stay with her and it has been great catching up with her and my cousins.
I love getting the opportunity to see a whole different part of the U.S., as well as see the day to day lives of my family. We got to see my Aunt’s chickens and goats that she raises on her farm and eat her awesome home grown produce. We went shopping with my cousin, Sam, and saw her beautiful university campus. We even went to a Baptist church service with my cousin, James, and his fiancé. What an experience!
We are heading down to Oklahoma in a couple days, and beginning the Southwest leg of our journey. I’m so excited!
Soon to come: eating on the road. I will fill you in on all my favorite restaurants we’ve encountered on our travels.