Recently, I took an RV trip with my parents and four children from Minnesota, through Iowa, into Missouri and Kansas, and then over to Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio. We left on Sunday morning and returned the following Sunday night, with a stop in Cincinnati for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. Along the way, we saw several historic sites and museums and even visited the Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky.
It was a fun, exhausting trip, but we had a great time and made awesome memories. Here's just a snapshot of our vacation.
|Our home away from home: my parents' RV|
|The Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, MO.|
|This museum is filled with original artifacts from a steamboat|
that sank in the Missouri River in 1856 and was recovered
in the 1980's. Check it out: www.1856.com
|This was taken at the National Toy and Miniature Museum|
in Kansas City, MO. Another amazing museum full of
countless miniatures and amazing toys.
|Abraham Lincoln House in Springfield, IL.|
|Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in|
|One of our traveling companions, my parents' dog, Annabelle.|
|We bought Clue at the toy museum and played it several times|
during the trip.
|Just before entering the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. Wow!|
This was an amazing place to visit.
|The Christian Fiction Readers Retreat in Cincinnati, OH.|
Your Turn: What summer trips have you taken this year? Do you enjoy flying or driving better?
Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events.
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