Just about three years ago, I was pregnant with Simon and not so well-balanced. I fell down some stairs outside my friend’s house and broke my ankle. Not my best moment for sure! Luckily it wasn’t a bad break and I didn’t even need a cast. It hurt a lot at first, and I had to learn how to use crutches! We had been planning a road trip for the week after I fell and we made the decision to go anyway! We borrowed a wheelchair and arranged the van so that I sat in the backseat with my foot elevated. We had a good time even with my ankle being broken! So for today’s Flashback Feature, here are our road trip pictures!
Our first stop was the Omaha Zoo. I highly recommend it!
Next stop: Mitchell, SD – The Corn Palace.
After that, we stopped in the Badlands. It was beautiful, but of course I was stuck near the car with my ankle.
Our next destination was Wall Drug in Wall, SD. Roadside attraction at its best!
After spending a good amount of time there, we continued on to our last SD destination:
After Mt. Rushmore, we headed south, through Wyoming.
I didn’t take many pictures in Wyoming. We stayed the night there, but headed to Colorado the next morning. I am not really sure where these pictures are from, but there was definitely snow!
This is the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It was so pretty there.
We also checked out the Air Force Academy and took the Cog Railway up Pikes Peak.
The pictures of the later part of this trip were from Dave’s phone. I think my camera battery died or something. The last place we visited was Denver. There was an arts festival going on and we navigated by wheelchair!
On our way back Kansas, we visited some rodeo ground of some sort, and a super fast merry-go-round in a little town…The Kit Carson Carousel in Burlington, CO! Hooray to Google Maps for finding it for me!
That night we stayed in Hays, KS. We visited the Museum of Natural History there the next day. If my camera hadn’t been dead, there would have been many more pictures to share. Our final stop was the zoo in Salina, KS! (Of course, we started with a zoo and ended with a zoo!)
Ever been to any of these places?