When I was little, we used to take family vacations by car. Mostly to a lake house we built in northwest Illinois, but sometimes we'd do big road trips - Colorado, Montana, Washington D.C. - hours upon hours in the station wagon with my parents and two brothers and me. While there are certainly negatives to family trips, we actually - generally - had a good time.
One year my dad gave my mom a big posterboard-mounted map of the United States which was hung in the den. Every family road trip was to be mapped out here in marker to show where we had all gone together. It didn't last - I don't think more than one trip was documented - but I thought it was a cool idea.
And look! Now you can do it electronically. I thought this was cool since I always love looking at maps and love travelling. So I thought I'd post where I've been in the U.S.:
And throughout the world:
create your own visited country map
I have an awful lot of world travel to do ...
P.S. Kali is doing great today - she has more energy than me! Although her conehead has already knocked over one formerly potted lipstick plant and scarred a few walls. And I discovered that she didn't swallow her antibiotic last night, so she has now learned the universal joy of Peanut Butter (Adams 100% Natural - Crunchy).