To celebrate Mom's (and sort of Dad's)
retirement they came up with the idea of the whole family heading
out on a vacation together. It would be the first time since
in 1996 and involved four separate families coming together for one
week on a North Carolina beach. Of course for me getting there
(and back) was going to be half the fun!
We decided to leave at a decent time
(8am) and spend most of the day driving to Pigeon Forge, TN--a total
distance of 633 miles.
Pictured is the confluence of the
Mississippi and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, IL. It is amazing how
wide it is here! (Over 1 mile across!) Although just for a few
moments, we were in Illinois and all told we were in 10 states on