Thursday, May 31, 2018

Road Trip

road trip, birthday adventures, books with bean

Just a super quick update to let you know that we returned safely from our week-long road trip out West. Thanks to those of you who followed along on Instagram and Facebook. We had a fabulous family vacation, saw so many wonderful sights, plus, we got to spend time with our dear friends Mike and Ella.

There will be numerous posts over the next month to tell you about our trip. Please be patient with us. There are about 2000 pictures to go through, and a lot of word-smithing to do to share about all these fantastic places you might want to put on your next road tip list!

Two places to go put on your list right now, before you even hear our reports:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum  - Mansfield, MO

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium - Springfield, MO

These are both worth EVERY PENNY!

Above, a quick snapshot of a Frederic Remington Sculpture. He has always been one of my favorite sculptors, and a chance to see several of his cast-bronze sculptures in one museum was a great treat for me.

A thought that God reminded me about while we were out enjoying the rugged no-cell-phone-coverage parts of Oklahoma and Missouri - we all need to spend time finding our calling from God. Who are you when all of the technology is stripped away? Where does God want to use you in the lives of others, and where should your journey be headed? Just some thoughts to think on today.

Look for a special Books With Bean on Monday. 


  1. I very much want to visit the Wilder home. The Wildlife Museum & Aquarium looks very interesting.

  2. Lori- you should definitely put it on your itinerary for your next trip east!