Day 4… or Plan B

The plan was to leave Virginia on Saturday and arrive at Glacier National Park in Montana on Tuesday… it’s Tuesday and we are in Wyoming.  So, we are on to plan B.  Apparently, we were overly optimistic and failed to factor in time for rv repairs, sickness, and numerous stops for gas (7 miles per gallon *ahem*). The new “plan” is to arrive at our destination by Friday.

With the exception of this first week, we have no plans, just vague ideas about where we’d like to go. One of the things we love about taking a year-long rv trip is that we don’t have to live by schedules or itineraries. The plan is not to have a plan. In a word: FREEDOM. And, obviously, having a plan this week didn’t mean much in the long run. I guess that’s what makes it an adventure.

We spent most of the day driving through South Dakota. It has been quite a few years since I have been in this part of the country. I had almost forgotten the beauty of wide open spaces. In a crowded and busy world, it is an amzingly peaceful feeling to look out and see nothing but land and sky for miles on end.

With four of us not feeling well and the hope of seeing Montana soon, we skipped visiting the Corn Palace this morning. We did, however, stop to see the Missouri River from a scenic overlook. We also stopped at Wall Drug (Oh, how I love a tourist trap!). We’ll be back later this summer to properly explore South Dakota.

We are overnighting in Wyoming and hope to see Montana tomorrow!




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5 thoughts on “Day 4… or Plan B

  1. Gwen

    I love the beauty of SD! Enjoy your plan B and get better soon.

    • Thanks, Gwen! I am feeling a little better again today. The kids and I are taking advantage of plan B by heading to to do a little sight seeing later this morning. 🙂

  2. Laura

    I love the pictures–especially the whole family! God obviously had a different plan for this week and He usually wins out. :p Your description of your view made me feel like I was right there in the passenger seat and it made me want to jump in our RV and hit the road! Thank you for blogging. Praying healing for you all. I shared this with another friend but thought you might like it too: “On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence. Know this: God is God, and God, God. He made us; we didn’t make him. We’re his people, his well-tended sheep. Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him. For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever.” (Psalm 100 The Message) ❤

    • That’s so true, Laura! And Amen for it! 🙂
      As you can see, we love crazy photo opportunities. 😉

    • Thank you for sharing the beautiful Psalm, too! (For some reason I was only able yo see half of your comment earlier). What a great thought to start the day!

      And thanks for reading my blog and commenting! It is fun to have friends along for the journey. Hopefully, I’ll be reading about your travels some day soon! 🙂

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