Being that I'm a child of the 80s, it should come as no real surprise that I was excited to find myself on the Oregon Trail at a rest stop during our journey from Oregon to Idaho. Of course, I was headed in the opposite direction of those long ago travelers, still I felt some solidarity. Well, maybe not solidarity, awe more likely. Them some hardcore road trippers.
Maybe playing Oregon Trail back then was what planted the seeds of road trip planning between my ears. Preparing my people for a journey with the resources available to me is something I enjoy.
I'm very glad not to share the hardships of my Oregon Trail predecessors, maybe that's why I can call it fun. Tummy bugs can't really be measured against typhoid. Plus air conditioning and podcasts...and snacks, and air conditioning, and windshields, and cushioned seats, and motors, and Spotify, and air conditioning.
The road between Oregon and Idaho was so good to us. For fear of a jinx Ryan and I didn't dare mention it until we safely pulled into my parents driveway, but this was our best daytime travel with children to date.
We've now set up camp on my parents property and are enjoying the amenities of grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, siblings, nieces, nephews, and all the farm animals of course...plus the milkshakes.
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