As almost all military members experience, he transfers to a new duty assignment every three to four years. His most recent transfer was from NYC to Astoria, Oregon. A cross country trip.
I was able to take some leave from my duty station and drive Ryan, Amber and their two daughters in our Winnebago Journey motorhome to their new home.
We towed their car behind on a rented tow dolly, a U-Haul one-way.
The girls were buckled into their car seats by Ryan.
Taylor shared her seat with a few friends.
We visited some interesting places like Mount Rushmore, the Little Big Horn Battlefield, and sights on parts of Route 66.
The Mitchell, SD Corn Palace is decorated in multi-colored corn cobs. Every year they have new, unique pictures adorning the sides of the building.
Taylor tried on some hats at Wall Drug.
Sometimes the road was a little boring.
Other times, the sights were very unusual.
We tried to go to Yellowstone National Park but got snowed out...in June! We back tracked and went North in another snow storm. Somebody forgot to turn on summer.
We made it to Astoria, Oregon and stayed at the Astoria KOA for several days until their house was ready to move in. The KOA had lots to do, including a great indoor pool.