We decided to do the big family vacation this year with my parents and as many siblings that we could get to join us. I also had two uncles with us. Our destination was Yellowstone national park.
We left St. Louis after work with the two back seats of the van folded down and tons of extra room. We were going to Kansas City on Thursday night for an early departure on Friday morning. This first drive would set the stage for the rest of the trip. If the kids could not handle the first 4 hours, we were in for something horrible.
We got to KC late and Hannah was having an impromptu party. I finally encouraged them all to leave around midnight as I was getting up at 5:00am the following morning. We had an early departure planned and wanted to start off on time.