Hello my girls! I’m so happy to be sharing with you. It’s crazy that you guys read my blog and I’m so blessed every time a comment or a like goes through and I’m reminded that these posts actually reach people.
Today I’m sharing with you the first part of my long roadtrip. There are going to be crochet squids in most of the pictures, and that’s because I started an Instagram account to track our roadtrip as if my little squid brothers were taking the trip. (If you have an Instagram account, you can follow @tracysquidbrothers to see more photos)
Intro and Mount Rushmore
We got on the road and drove all day and spent the night at a hotel. Our view was a cemetery, but we only needed to sleep there.
This is (youngest to oldest, left to right) Alan, Gordon, John, Virgil, and Scott. Yes, of course, they are named and created after my fandom brothers, which you can read about in my old post here.
Got back on the road.
Yes, it was snowing when we visited. Seriously snowing.
Focused on the presidents and the brothers came out blurry *facepalm*
Drove some more and stopped at an old western town called 1880s Town. It was really cool to see how much old stuff they had!
And old Saloon. This was one of the only well preserved buildings on the property since it was actually being used as a place for entertaining. The rest of the buildings and accessories were very worn out and dusty.
We also stopped at an old Minute Man Missle Silo.
I touched a piece of the Berlin Wall.
And our first official destination was…
The Mall of America!
This place is huge! Four stories, 520 shops (I didn’t count, that was from the website), 50 restaurants and a theme park.
So many things!
A Crayola store…
And ropes course that I took. There were a whole bunch more rides, including two or three rollercoasters that were awesome, and many other fun ones.
Also there was this yarn store…
Huge Lego store.
I’m telling you this place was huge.
My little monkey children.
We were thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day.
After a good night’s sleep and another day of driving we got to see beautiful Lake Michigan.
It was good to spend a day driving to rest from a full day of walking around the mall.
But it was also fun to watch the squids be silly at the hotel.
Some shenanigans. Those got quite popular with my Instagram followers XD. If you don’t know what’s happening here, Alan scared Scott in the shower and Gordon snatched a picture of them while Scott chase Alan around. It was quite the post. XD
That’s all for today. Next week I’ll post Part 2. Any guesses where we went next? No cheating and checking the account!
Are you planning a roadtrip this summer? Did you already take yours? What do you think of the squids? Let me know in the comments!
Go here for Part 2!
13 thoughts on “Road Trip Part 1 (loads of pics!)”
Oh my word! Tracy squid brothers! *cracks up and dies* If I had Instagram… X”D
Also, Mall of America looks like an amazing place! 😀
That’s alright! I’ll be shareing quite a bit of them here anyway. I’m glad you liked the post! Mall of America was awesome.
Aww, the squids are so cute! <3
And wow, looks like your trip was a blast. 😀
Thank you!!! I think so too
We did! Part 2 comes next week.
Looks so fun! I enjoyed seeing the pictures… 🙂
Hi Mariah! I miss you girl! I’m glad you did.
This is so fun!!! You did such a good job!!
Aw thank you!
The photos are great! The Mall of America looks like a great place!☺
It was a blast. I had a good time there.
Wow!! What an amazing trip! We went to Mt. Rushmore back in 2009 and our pictures look nearly identical…it was snowing and so slick; we loved it!! That mall is incredible and the squid brothers… Well, since you were at Mt. Rushmore I have to guess you went to Wall Drug at some point, unless you’re way better about tourist traps than our family is!!
Hah! I’m embarrassed to say that yes, we did go to Wall Drug. And it was hilarious. We were laughing at ourselves the whole time as we walked down the street. It was so dumb. We are extreme tourists, but this was still a bit to touristy for us XD
LOL, I love this!!! So creative! And it looks lie the squids had a blast at all those awesome places!! 😀