Counting today, we are leaving for Denver, CO in four days.
We will be driving for three days in a van with my entire family + my in-laws all the way to Denver.
I'm freaking out on several levels in negative and positive ways and probably a whole bunch of neutral ways as well, if there is such a thing, but I do want to say that I am really excited about this trip.
I have been to Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Canada - but I have never been west EVER and I cannot wait to just see everything - even the boring parts.
I'm secretly hoping that in Kansas we can forget Topeka (our planned stop) and just sleep out under the stars, far away from the city - I'd like to see a bunch of stars and get a glance at the Milky Way.
We have two stops planned for overnights - Columbus, OH, where we'll be staying with family, I presume, and Topeka, KS, where we'll be staying in a hotel. Possibly all of us in the same hotel room (EGADS!). We'll see how that goes.
I know that Doug and Lyndsey have tons planned for us, but I've only heard cryptic tale - so we'll see what we're really in for. We're bringing the bikes along and we're planning for some hiking adventures and some other things. I know my parents are worried that we'll love it there so much we'll never come back. All we can really do is wait and see what happens.