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Spences Go West 2015 | Day 1 | July 17 | Frederick, Md. to Le Roy, Ill.

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.

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Stop 1 was a gas station for coffee before sunrise. Necessary.

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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…

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The reviews said it was the perfect little “greasy spoon” and it was. Cheap and yummy eggs, pancakes and coffee hit the spot.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We were exhausted from all the driving, so it was early to bed for all of us. A great first day on the road!

DonnaJuly 19, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Great blog, have fun, be safe!!:-)

Kurt SpenceJuly 18, 2015 - 8:13 pm

Great blog about your first day on the road. Good luck and safe travels. See you in Jackson, Jackson.


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