It’s summertime. And for us, that means blowing out of town as fast as we can with kids and parents in tow (this whole school thing really cramps our style). Some might consider this a questionable decision … and those folks may be right but nothing makes memories like loading up in a van with the whole fam damily and taking a Great American Roadtrip Griswold style. You may remember some of our past Griswold adventures, most notably, our epic Route 66/Grand Canyon roadtrip (wanderlust) and our recent Sonoma excursion (winederlust).
This Saturday, we’ll be wheels up and northbound. Crossing first through Texas and then taking our sweet time through Arkansas, The Natural State. As many of you know, our dad is a true blue Arkansas boy and although we may be Texas girls, half of our heart will always be in Arkansas. Also known as The Bear State – home of waterfalls, diamond mining, 50 state parks, 6 national parks, and The Ozarks.
We’ll eventually pass through Arkansas and on into Southwest Missouri where we absolutely CANNOT wait to see Big Cedar Lodge, epic wilderness lodge created by Johnny Morris founder of Bass Pro Shops.
There is a very real possibility that we may have lots of stories to tell on this trip. So if you want to live the roadtrip (the good, the bad, the ugly) with us, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Instagram Stories.
As always, Thelma & Louise are riding shotgun, Jack Kerouac is our North Star, & Willie Nelson is our navigator (he’s kind of like an imaginary friend. random sidenote: our van actually does have a random Willie Nelson connection which means he truly is our navigator).
Check out our Ozarks roadtrip Pinterest board here!
Comment below with any suggestions on roadside stops, must-sees, or tips on how to survive van life with your entire family ;).
(pc: big cedar lodge, william rainey photography, and southern living)