For our summer vacation we drove to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mackenzie had requested a vacation that required flying to another state, but Brandon and I countered with driving. ;) Up to this point we had only ever driven to Dallas with the girls and this trip was 3 times as long, so we weren't sure how well it would go. But I'm happy to say we were pleasantly surprised because the girls did great! We pretty much stopped every 2 or 3 hours for restroom breaks, food or to stretch our legs. I bought the girls sleep masks to use for sleeping in the car, but I don't think they were used for anything other than pretending to sleep or play.
At breakfast Brandon fixed the girls' orange juice in coffee cups since they had lids. Meredith said it was like she was the momma and I was the child with my little cup of juice. ;)
On our second day of traveling, we tried to see the top of the Capulun Volcano in New Mexico, but they had had a lot of rain recently, so the road was closed to the top. So, we had to be content with our pictures from the bottom and our keepsakes from the gift shop.
Mackenzie wasn't feeling "picture-y" so here's Meredith and Miranda with the volcano in the background.
So, up until we got in Colorado, this was our view and we were actually excited about the "mountains" even if they were just hills! That's what happens when you grow up in Houston! ha!
We had ice cream for dessert on that first night in Colorado and Meredith loved it so much she drank the melted ice cream!
We rented a house while in Colorado and the girls were immediately comfortable! We rested that evening so that we could be ready for our first full day the next day!