Me and my father in law hanging with Abraham Lincoln

Me and my father in law hanging with Abraham Lincoln

Good morning and welcome to day 50

That is how I just woke up the kids.  The last day on the road before we make the trek from Custer Wyoming back to the great State of Utah.

Hard to believe it has been 50 days, harder to believe we have survived the 50 days as well as we have.   

For 18 months I planned this journey.  Some people told me it would be awesome.  Most people said I was insane and wondered where our bail out was.   Both were correct.  This trip was an insane venture.   It is also the best period of time I have ever had with my family and in all likelihood we will ever have.

The timing was perfect with the kids ages 8 and 11.  My wife and I have grown closer by getting out of the day to day regiment of where the kids are going who is getting them and all of that stuff.

One last day of the most amazing summer of my life.   

Day 50 we have arrived.  

 

Did you know Hormel produces 44000 cans of SPAM per hour.  Greetings from SPAM Museum

Did you know Hormel produces 44000 cans of SPAM per hour.  Greetings from SPAM Museum

This will be one of my most lasting impressions of the trip.  On this street in Michigan City, Indiana the neighborhood came together to create a moving tribute. 
Every house on the street hung an American flag from their yard.  Then those members of a specific service or retired member of a service hung their flag as well.  If you look on the left you see the black flag of the Army and a red flag for the Marines.  Further down the street was a POW flag. 
A very moving tribute to those who have served our country.

This will be one of my most lasting impressions of the trip.  On this street in Michigan City, Indiana the neighborhood came together to create a moving tribute.

Every house on the street hung an American flag from their yard.  Then those members of a specific service or retired member of a service hung their flag as well.  If you look on the left you see the black flag of the Army and a red flag for the Marines.  Further down the street was a POW flag.

A very moving tribute to those who have served our country.

Americana #2 from Michigan

Americana #2 from Michigan

Americana #1 from Michigan

Americana #1 from Michigan

The tour continues at the best #toooldforthis

The tour continues at the best #toooldforthis

A numbers geek in heaven at Saratoga

A numbers geek in heaven at Saratoga

Interesting data about percentage of college scholarship based on sport.  Saw it at Olympic training center in Colorado Springs

Interesting data about percentage of college scholarship based on sport.  Saw it at Olympic training center in Colorado Springs

Things you do with your children because one day they won’t want to do it with you

Only one problem with this bagel shop

Only one problem with this bagel shop

We made the kids go to a lecture today.  Chocolate tasting and history of chocolate.

We made the kids go to a lecture today.  Chocolate tasting and history of chocolate.

Someone is not tall enough for all the rides and not happy about it

Someone is not tall enough for all the rides and not happy about it

Washington Monument lit up

Washington Monument lit up

In front of Wright Brothers plane and this guy is playing Plants vs Zombies

In front of Wright Brothers plane and this guy is playing Plants vs Zombies