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WI to TX Round Trip: Iowa Snaps


Our one-week round trip t from Wisconsin to Texas last month was filled with excitement and fun. Even along the way, the travelholic family felt that this time, with the littlest one already able to say a few words and could express well her reaction to things, the trip has become even more joyful and thrilling. From Wisconsin State, the second state we passed by was Minnesota. I have yet to find the Minnesota photos worth sharing so this time, I’ll share the Iowa snaps.

Welcome to Iowa sign

The People of Iowa Welcome You, the sign says

Majority of the Iowa lands are plains so the excitement you’ll get to see while on the road only included grass and snow that have not completely melted yet.

I thought this snap is kinda cool! Snow-free on the left and lots of snow on the right! How did that happen? Apparently, the side where there is no more snow is very exposed to the sun during the day. Thus, the snow on the right remain because it is not seen by the sun anymore.

The Barilla Plant Factory

Familiar of the Barilla brand of pasta? Yep, I was able to press my shutter when we passed by it! 

The Friday sunset. Time to stop our driving and look for a hotel!

We managed to find one in Lamoni, Iowa. So our first day of driving ends and so far, it has been a fantastic one! The kids have not been that hyper but cooperative instead. So, we were confident that the next day will be a good one as well!

Good morning sunshine!

That’s me and Triz, and our sunshiny smile on the second day of our trip. We were up and ready to resume driving. Let’s see where we will end this day. Hopefully, to our destination already. But we will never know!

Oh, it was great to wake up in a snow-free ground! #2ndDay

…and my traveling companions saying “Good morning, Lamoni Iowa!”

The travelholic Daddy and daughters

No special places to show you as we weren’t here in Iowa for a tour or a long hop; just a stopover for the night. So, I hope this share is good enough to have your mouse survive the scrolling down on this page! LOL. Where do you think is our next stop? Stay tuned for the next set of photos that I’ll share!

97/365 A-Snap-A-Day

March Travel Madness

March has come and will soon go in just a blink of an eye! Well, not literally because March has 31 days that made us do things fun and fabulous but the adage “Time flies by”, again, applies to how this month fared to me personally.

The last time I posted at any of my blogs was over two weeks ago and that is already a long time for me! It is the same reason why I find it too hard to write again and update my blog sites once again. You see, when a week has passed without me updating any of my virtual homes, how to get back to my usual blogging mojo is really a thing to be fought so hard. For one, I am too busy offline with my homemaking role, especially motherhood and homeschooling our 2nd grader. Facing my computer only lets me do Facebook and check my email inboxes. Even though there are so many things that I care and I want to write about, I still end up unable to do it. As a matter of fact, even my “A-Snap-A-Day” Daily Challenge has gone bad. I now declare I am an epic fail on it. It is only March and yet, I have already surrendered. Well, I can’t force myself so I’ll leave it at that.

One huge thing that filled this month for the travelholic family was our round trip to Keene, Texas in just 7 days. Can you imagine driving for 1,200 miles from Wisconsin to Texas and another same distance going back in just a week with two little travelholics? You might can’t, but we have made it and have succeeded with our goal as to why such trip was made.

Along I-90 W in Wisconsin entering Minnesota

We left the still snowy Wisconsin on a Friday morning, slept in Lamoni, Iowa that night, resumed driving the following day and settled for Saturday night to rest in Ardmore, Oklahoma after a very strong rain made us decide to stop driving even though we could have made it to our destination in 2 hours. Sunday noon, we arrived in Keene, Texas and were very delighted and happy.

Made it to Texas!

Our purpose was to hunt for a house that we can live in when we move there in June. See, I haven’t even blogged about our huge move! I’ll try to soon!

So, we had three days of stay in Keene, Texas and on those days, we were able to do what we had to do. We started driving back on Thursday morning and made it home Friday night, at 11pm. It was a tough road trip adventure because of time constraints but God was so good, as He always Is, to bless us with strength and guide us in every step that we took.

It was a road adventure full of exciting madness! And yes, it is the positive kind of adventure and thrill!

Will share more stories and photos of such travel next time!


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