So, most of you probably know that our family sold our house and are moving to Texas and that we’re taking an around the country road trip on the way there. We’re three weeks into the trip now and so far it’s been great. Busy though! So I haven’t had time to write about it. If you want to follow along, I post on instagram regularly @danielbearman. You can also follow the hashtag #crosscountrycarrots
We drove up to visit a friend in Atlanta and then went to Great Smoky Mountains where we tested out camping as a family.
Next we stayed for a while in Beech Mountain, North Carolina where Haley’s family has a reunion every year.
After that was Mammoth Cave National Park, the largest cave system in the entire world. Gwen was pretty nervous in the cave but Benjamin thought it was the best thing in the world.
We met up with friends at the Abbey of Gethsemani. They showed us around and we had a delightful dinner with two of the monks.
Then we worked our way north stopping in Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Paul. I was blown away by all the hospitality we received. It was wonderful to spend time with old friends and new friends. Everyone was so generous.
Now we’re heading west. We stopped at the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota. This was a childhood dream of Haley. And it was a GREAT place to stay with kids.
Then we stayed in Badlands National Park which was incredibly beautiful. We got hit with a terrible storm though which was not fun in a tent. So it was nice to stay in a hotel last night.
Now we’re heading off to Grand Teton and four days of camping. Wish us luck!
P.S. – I’m sorry if I haven’t responded to texts, emails, comments, etc.! Reception is spotty and we’ve been super busy. I’ll try to get back to everyone!