Friday, November 16, 2012

High Five for Friday

Welcome to the Road Trip edition of H54F.  We left this morning at 5:00 (ish) and have had a great day on the road.  It's so nice to have kids who are old enough to be entertained and happy while traveling in a van for 12+ hours. 

1.  Even though the burnt orange blood running through my veins makes morally opposed to the state of Oklahoma, we did have to drive through it.  (And it's actually really beautiful.) By 8:00am we could no longer put off the starving children in the backseat, so we gave in and stopped for breakfast at this cute little donut shop in Norman, OK of all places!  Fortunately several of us were decked out in our Texas sweatshirts so there wasn't a chance we'd be mistaken for Sooners (phew...)

2.  We saw a lot of these today! And, do you know what?  It turns out I kinda love rolling fields and amber waves of grain.

3.  Cawker City, KS.  We detoured through this cute, little (and I mean little) town so that we could visit...(insert anxious anticipation here)

4.  ...the highlight of Mack's trip, The World's Largest Ball of String
someone put these cute googly eyes on it so it feels a little more personal than just the average ball of string.

5.  Somewhere in the middle of those beautiful wheat fields, between Kansas and Nebraska, we found the geographic center of the US.  So we admired it for a minute, took a picture, and then drove on.

Right now, everyone else is peacefully snoring in our hotel room in North Platte, NE and as soon as I post this, I will be, too.  Well, I don't actually snore.  But I will be peacefully energizing for the last half of our trip tomorrow.  We start bright and early at 6:00am.  More Road Trip adventures to come.  (Maybe they've added something exciting in Wyoming since our last trip through.)

Hope your Friday was great and the rest of your weekend is amazing!


  1. We always stopped in North Platte. One time my parents stopped there and my dad was asking the "concierge" if there were any other restaurants in town and she got really offended. "What do you think we are?" she said. "Ogalalla?"

  2. Haha...I totally laughed when we drove through Ogallala this morning thinking about this comment.

  3. Hope you have a wonderful trip! Love your mobile H54F!

  4. I grew up in Nebraska so I know all about this trip!! Loooooong open roads with corn, corn, and corn...I have been through North Platte and Ogalalla many, many times. Love the windmill pics! Hope you had a great time.

  5. Thanks Amy! The trip was amazing and I kinda love this route. Corn and windmills are pretty awesome. :)