I've been looking forward to this summer's vacation since I found out (in December) the Hershberger reunion was going to be held in Alberta where Grandpa H was raised during his early years.
Our family made into an extended vacation and here is our journey, starting on June 30...
This was when we left KS, we were going to stop for a picnic lunch, but decided that maybe 109 degrees was just a touch on the toasty side. So, we "had" to sacrifice and eat at Freddy's (my favorite!) in Hays.
Christian started out being a good little traveler. We knew we were going to have some time to kill before getting to our first destination, so we stopped at a rest area in CO to eat a snack. It was no longer 109 degrees outside!
We arrived to Pete and Kira Von Ploeg's house in Denver around 5 or so. Ben went to HC with Kira, and the last time we saw them we had drove to CO for their wedding in 2008. They invited the Shue's (Nathaneal and Audra) over for supper and we had a very enjoyable evening with all of them. Christian did not have a problem socializing one bit! He was slightly intimidated by Tucker (one of their dogs), but it didn't take long for him to warm up to both Tucker and Layla. The picture below was of the boys assessing the damage of a tree that had randomly fallen in their backyard that day..it hadn't even been that stormy or windy! The weather was cloudy and cool with some thunderstorms that evening..wonderful!
Kira and Christian with the dogs. Christian got good at saying "no, Tucker". He was also a big fan of saying Audra's name, Pete, Kira..he couldn't quite master Nathanael..so we just called him "shoe".
By morning, Christian was all about the dogs...
Thanks to Pete and Kira for letting us stay with you in your nice house! Hopefully you can come see us sometime :)