We left camp about 7:00am and headed off to Mt. Rushmore. It was the perfect time to get there, almost no people.
Then we headed east again. We detoured through the Badlands and took some beautiful pictures.
After that we drove and drove, I didn't think we would ever get out of South Dakota. We were on the road for about 14 hours and finally stop at a rest area near Missouri Valley, Iowa. Hunter and Bailey were so excited when we saw fireflies in the trees. We decided to sleep there for the night.
Next stop Indiana.
Eric and I woke up about 3:00am to thunder and lightning. A few of the booms were right above us and shook the bus. Hunter and Bailey slept right through it all. Today was a long day of driving. We drove down the west side of Iowa, into Missouri. When we got to Kanas City we headed west all the way across Missouri and through the lower part of Illinois. We finally stop about way through Indiana at a truck stop, to sleep. Our generator worked GREAT, it ran all night long with our air conditioner and frig going.
Next stop Stafford, VA.
We were up and go by 5:30am. There was a rest area about a mile for where stayed, so stopped there to uses there bathrooms. As we drove the rest of the way through Indiana and into Kentucky we hit a massive thunder, lightning and heavy rain storm. Bailey again slept through it all. Traffic wasn't bad until we got to Fredericksburg, VA. It was a lot of stop and go, cars weaving in and out but we finally made it to our campground.
Aquia Pine Camp Resort
We were lazy today. The kids and I didn't get out of bed until about 9:30. We were awake but we laid in bed watching tv. It started to rain then it poured and poured. Hunter helped me put up our screened cover and some tarps over the picnic table. Then I was able to cook breakfast. Then we head off to King Gorge to meet family of Eric's (Sandy and Tommy Berry and Kids). They were all very nice people. We stayed with them all day and then they took us out to dinner. We got back to camp about 10:00pm.
Tomorrow we head to Washington DC.