Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Getting There

Originally we were going to try to make the 1300 mile trip in two days but after some thinking and planning and sweet deal making on Priceline we decided to stay overnight two nights on the way out. 

 This sign was so appropriate because the phrase "...or bust" originated from Okies leaving the Dust Bowl for California.
 Three boys at the beginning of the trip, so excited and happy to be going.  I didn't get a picture when we got back home but suffice it to say not many of us  them were wearing such big grins.
 Stopped off the the Archway to the West just after crossing the Great Mississippi river into St. Louis, Missouri.
 The museum was absolutely fascinating!

 "I don't want you touching me or breathing on me in the car but come a little closer and pretend to be happy for the camera!"

 Lambert's Cafe in Springfield, Missouri - "home of the throwed rolls"
 Lambert's "kids meal"!  I don't think they know how to do anything small!
That guy in the bow tie was the "roll thrower" and he would walk around yelling "fresh, hot rolls!" and then lob them to you! 
We stopped off at Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries, visited the Stations of the Cross bronze statues as well as several other Old and New Testament statues and marveled at the 19-story cross.  Truly a must see if you are driving on I-40 in Texas!
I won't bore you with the pictures of the gorgeous scenery we saw on our way, particularly when we got into Texas but suffice it to say, we thought it was the most breath taking scenery we'd ever seen...that is, until we got into New Mexico!

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