Friday morning, we got up bright and early to make a LONG trek, starting our journey back to Wisconsin for my brother David’s wedding to the wonderful Jessica Harms. We decided to knock out a big chunk of the journey on day 1, going all the way from Denver to Des Moines. You don’t need to be a cartographer to know that is some distance.

We got the car loaded up and hit the highway. Amelia insisted on paying homage to our state’s welcome sign before we moved on to Nebraska.

We made it all the way through that state, having a nice picnic stop along the way.


We then pushed on through a big chunk of Iowa and eventually got to our hotel in Des Moines. The kids were thrilled to be out of the car, and enjoyed some McDonald’s and played games with the room telephone. 


Summary of the day…we survived! Tomorrow, Wisconsin bound.