Today was the day we began our road trip out west, to visit the extended Spence Family at the Grand Tetons! Day 1 was all about being on the road. Our alarm woke us up at 3 a.m., we packed our coolers, woke up the kids, and were on the road by 4 a.m.
Stop 1 was a gas station for coffee before sunrise. Necessary.
By breakfast time, we had made it through Pennsylvania and West Virginia and just over the border into Ohio. Breakfast at Sonny Boy’s in Bridgeport…
The reviews said it was the perfect little “greasy spoon” and it was. Cheap and yummy eggs, pancakes and coffee hit the spot.
By late afternoon, we were ready for lunch. We had made it to Indiana and grabbed some pizza in Richmond at a fun place called Pizza King. Each table has a phone to call in their order to the kitchen.
Back on the highway, and we noticed a plane flying low and diving. It was a crop plane! It came so close to Jackson’s window.
We finally made it to our home for the night, Moraine View State Park in Le Roy, Illinois! We had a great site right next to the lake.
We were exhausted from all the driving, so it was early to bed for all of us. A great first day on the road!