Thursday, July 16, 2009

One More Week!!!

1
week until we leave!!

We are hoping to make some stops along the drive, both on the way there and on the way back. On the way there we're hoping to stop for breakfast in Billings, Montana. Inspired by Phil & Patty's road trip rule to never eat at a chain restaurant, I found this really cute place called Stella's. It's only 10 minutes off our route! The food looks amazing, and it has some pretty good reviews.


Check out that Cinnamon Roll!! Only $2.00!!
Michael Stern is a food critic for RoadFood.com
http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/3090/stellas

We're also hoping to stop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park on the way through North Dakota. On the way back, we want to get to the South Dakota Badlands & the Black Hills National Forest (we love no entry fees -- yay) around sunset. Steve loves taking photos of landscapes framed by sunsets.

Right now we're in the middle of the planning/packing frenzy. There are a ton of things we have been needing to take care of around the house, and now that we have a deadline, things are starting to happen! At the counsel of Patty, we traded in our broken Nextar GPS for a Garmin Nuvi 205. We're pretty excited to receive that in the mail soon & have some time to play with it before the trip. As of right now, I'm dreading writing the packing list & grocery shopping. :) It will all be more than worth it in the end! Love you guys!



1 comment:

Patty said...

Yay!!! Can't wait to see you guys! Have fun exploring on your way out! (and enjoy the GPS - I'm so jealous! We are stuck with our Tom Tom for now and I'm really hoping it will find some road in upper Michigan!)
Love,
Patty