Pack your bags for the quintessential American road trip

Pack your bags for the quintessential American road trip



One reason you haven’t heard from me recently is because my family just completed a quintessential American road trip traveling across Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and South Dakota.

We saw some of the United States’ most beautiful landscapes and national parks including Glacier National Park; Yellowstone; the Grand Tetons; the Badlands of North and South Dakota; and Mount Rushmore before returning to Minnesota, the beautiful land of 10,000 lakes.


We squeezed two adults, two teens, a 12-week-old Golden Retriever puppy and a 90-pound bluetick coonhound (who did not want to be in the same state, let alone the same car, as the puppy) into the vehicle.

Crazy? Maybe. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I’m so glad we had the chance to give our kids the opportunity to experience the U.S.’s expansive and diverse landscape in such an up close and personal way.

To help preserve memories from this trip I made a vintage suitcase tag album. I had so much fun making this altered art project for my first Altered Pages post. Please check out the full project on the Altered Pages web site.

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