All 3 kids in the car and ready to go by 6:15a.
Our van and camper parked out front....before the trauma of the day starts.
*We were SO proud of ourselves for getting out of the house by 6:15a. We made it as far as Bernard (2 blocks) before realizing we had a big problem. There was a loud knocking and we couldn't figure out what was going on. Jake finally figured out that it was coming from the left tire of the trailer. We pulled over at Thojmpson Park and Jake realized that someone had loosened ALL the lugnuts overnight while the camper was parked out front. I called my parents for tips from my dad, filed a police report and started looking up different places to stay. My parents came, my dad went with Jake to try to fix the trailer and my mom came to our house to help entertain the kids. My dad knew what we needed to do to fix the trailer and we were on the road by 8:40a.
*Mari tucked in her Teddy Grahams into her blanket.
*The girls sang a ton during the trip.
*Driving along seeing fields full of sunflowers with their faces toward the sun.
*Peder saying, "Stop it! I'm trying to color a little bit please!"
*When we got the camper set up the electricity didn't work and we had to set up in the pitch black (at 9:30p).
*Jake smacked his face on the camper trying to get the supports set up on the camper. He had 2 huge scrapes on his face for the rest of the trip.