Right after school we took off for our Summer road trip. We drove down to Kingsport and spent the night with Amy's folks before hitting one of the bigger driving days to Belleville, Illinois just outside of St. Louis where Amy's Godparents live. Next it was off to Mizzou to spend some time visiting with Russ's aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Amy and kids with Aunt Elaine and Uncle Wayne
Lunch with cousins, aunts, and uncles in downtown Kansas City.
Down on the farm in Kansas
Next it was off to Colorado and Utah to visit more family and friends.
A typical morning on the road with the Hiatts somewhere across Kansas, quickly followed by the picture below.
A hike to Rainbow Lake above Frisco, Colorado.
Hiking with our friend Hannah and her son Kai above the Reudi Resevoir and the Frying Pan River.
Our morning in Arches National Park on the way to Grandma Coates' house.
Grandma Coates and Chooch.
Our train ride on the Front Runner from Ogden to Salt Lake City.
Nana and Carter in front of the Front Runner. Carter and Nanna also had an exciting day out at the movies to go see Kung Fu Panda.
Hill Air Force Base Aircraft Museum.
Uncle Ryan and Chooch on our hike up Malan's Peak overlooking Ogden.
Our hike up Mt. Royal in Frisco the second time.
The kids with cousins Ethan and Ellie at the Denver Childrens Museum.
Carter and Gracen at the Great Arch the gateway home for us.
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