The last two summers, we've had the opportunity* to make a round trip between Colorado - Iowa - Kansas (home, grandma & poppy, old home). We just returned home from the trip - and it was as exhausting and fun as ever. We drove 1850 miles in 9 days, spent 4 nights in Iowa, 2 nights at a hotel in Kansas, and 2 nights "at the farm" in Western Kansas. We saw cousins, fished, played in mudpuddles, did slip-n-slide, painted rocks, had tea partiers, water gun fights, saw old friends, played at a gigantic indoor water park, petted some kittens, and learned to drive. What more can you ask for as a five-year-old?
*By opportunity, I'm referring to the mandatory vacation our company implemented this year.