our last day in st. louis was a saturday, so derek was able to join us as we crammed in as much as we possibly could. (he took a lot of days off for the big things, but usually had to work while we did the smaller monuments and such). we started off with a […]
gateway arch *cough* national park *cough*
the lidboms are adamantly opposed to the gateway arch’s recent upgrade to national park status. we think its a national monument at best. but that didn’t stop us from planning a visit while we were passing through st. louis. the museum and visitor center is pretty impressive. and like a fortress. we had to go […]
a trio of midwest capitols.
as we trekked home across the midwest, we passed through (or slightly detoured to) the capital cities of several states, and stopped to for obligatory photos for #lidbomstatecapitaltour. these three brought our grand total to 27. firstly, lincoln nebraska. we stopped on our way to the homestead national monument. it was a pretty quick and […]
quilt town, usa.
our main reason for a layover in kansas city was to see some good pals who live in the area. but, an untimely illness ran through their entire family, and they weren’t feeling up to it (and it seemed slightly unwise, even if they had already had the covid previously). so, with my day freed […]
the long road home.
well. i guess now is as good a time as any to talk about why we are going home. while the road trip life is pretty amazing and we have gotten to do so much awesome stuff, we are struggling a bit with family life. i don’t know if our time is just up being […]