Last Saturday morning we piled the kids into the minivan and pulled out of Tucson to head east. During our five days in the car we crossed through a total of six states. We covered over 1600 miles. We ate more than our fair share of restaurant meals and road snacks. We sang countless choruses of Paul Simon songs. We passed mile after mile on Interstates 10, 20, 30 and 40. In Little Rock, we witnessed the wheel of a truck come loose, sending the truck skidding across three lines of traffic on three wheels and an axle, sparks flying. The runaway wheel bounced up and over the divider and went flying into oncoming traffic. Nobody was hurt–believe it or not–but it definitely made for an eye-opening start to the day.
Being all cooped up like that for nearly a week got me thinking up creative ways to help pass the time. So I made a quick little video to offer a glimpse into our cross-country journey. Come along for the ride?