Gpa: is finally waking up and staying awake more. He was having trouble breathing possibly due to his pain meds being too high. My dad will be heading there again this weekend to see how he's doing, but since he's not out of the hospital yet, we'll be staying home.
Jessa: Will be back at work on Friday- at least that's what the rumor around work is!
I finally pulled myself and some pictures together, so here are the beginning tales of my trip out west with my brother! Truthfully, there are no exciting tales from the first day because it went very smoothly...but the pictures are pretty anyway :)
A few short hours after our departure, we began racking up the newly-visited states. By the end of the day, we'd traveled through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas (we went in a few miles just to say we'd been there!), Iowa and Nebraska...by the time we stopped driving for a few hours of sleep, we'd been on the road 16 solid hours!
Backing up, though. I drove for most of the first day. My brother, having decided he hadn't had enough sleep the night before, slept...and slept. I kept myself entertained by taking photos of myself, landscapes, billboards and roadside sillies...and of course, my sleeping brother.
Heading into Indianapolis
I like frogs, so I found this one SO CUTE!
This town name cracked me up. I don't even remember what state we were in!
We stopped at a gas station literally in the middle of nowhere. I think it was closed. Just our luck!
By nightfall, we'd seen St. Louis, a city I've had a few airport layovers in but had never driven through before. The arch is so pretty!