Road Trip | Part 1

Aloha!

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I’ve finally finished sorting through/editing the first half of my vacation photos. It was a lot of work, but fun too, since I love going through my pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I believe this was taken in Mississippi, but I’m not quite sure….

Remember my post aboutย light painting? I did some light painting with the passing cars when I was bored at night. I think this was in Oklahoma.

We visited the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Mississippi. That was pretty cool. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s a tip for road trips: If you’re looking for souvenirs, try stopping at the state welcome center.They’ll also tell you about the history of the state. The Arkansas welcome center gave us free buttons, stickers, and maps. We got free postcards from some other welcome centers, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

We stopped at a zoo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I think it was about 500 degrees. Seriously, though, it was HOT! We didn’t stay super long because of the heat, but I still got some cool pictures. ๐Ÿ˜€

They had a mini aquarium with these shiny yellow fish.

Dory!

There was a “Bird House” with some super tame birds. I got really close to this one.

Isn’t he pretty?

This iguana looked like he was smiling for the camera…

Despite the fact I don’t like snakes, this one was pretty cool. ๐Ÿ˜€

Railroad tracks.

I think these are Black-Eyed Susans. Pretty!

A fluffy monkey.

Why hello there, Mr. Parrot!

A cute bird.

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Pretty pink flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Flamingos….

I love railroad signs. ๐Ÿ˜€

I took more pictures at the zoo, but the ones above were my favorites. There were 2 small earthquakes while we were in Oklahoma. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

After Oklahoma, we entered Kansas. That was my favorite state, I really hope we can go back there someday. It was all rolling hills and gravel roads and huge blue skies and red barns. SO PRETTY. ๐Ÿ˜€

I tried to get pictures of the welcome sign for each state. I got most of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Verdigris River…

This road was so cool.

^ That picture sums up Kansas. Prairie, prairie, and more prairie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After enjoying Kansas’s beauty for a while, we stopped at one of the Little House on the Prairie sites. That was AMAZING.

They had a cabin, the Sunny Side school, and the Wayside Post Office. There was also a little apothecary!

I bought a t-shirt from this store. I’m actually wearing it right now. ๐Ÿ˜›

Ma’s china shepherdess! We used to listen to the Little House on the Prairie audiobooks in the car for hours – I pretty much memorized the entire story.

The window in the cabin.

Isn’t this wagon cool?

The post office looked like something out of an old movie.

The school was so neat! They had a pretty big setup.

The apothecary.

There were some donkeys grazing next to a big red barn. They were so pretty!

A random squirrel.

This was the place we parked. So beautiful! Before we left, I got out my fiddle and me and my dad played a song from the books in front of the cabin. That was fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

After we left we drove through a small, old-looking town.

Then it was back to the prairie!

A lovely Kansas sunset. โค

Right after the sun went down, the most epic thunderstorm ever began. The lightning was AMAZING. O_o

We stopped at an Iowa welcome center the next morning after staying the night in Nebraska City. They had these hot pink roses.

I loved the map they had inside. I’d love to do something like this in my room. ๐Ÿ˜€

That sums up Part 1 of our road trip. I’ll post part 2 soon!

Do you like to travel? What’s somewhere you want to go?

Clara

38 thoughts on “Road Trip | Part 1

  1. KANSAS!!!! ME WANTS GO THERE SO BADLY!!!! And now even more because I wanna see all that Little House on the Prairie stuff. O_O You got amazing pictures!! And it sounds like you had a super great time! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’m looking forward to part 2! ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~Jaclynn~

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  2. Oh wow! These pictures are so amazing! I love the last one especially! It looks like something you would find on Pinterest that I would add to my Inspiration board! ;D I really like to travel, but I don’t get to do it that often! The only states I’ve been to are Texas and Arizona (other than the state I live in! ;P)!
    -Emma-

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  3. These are gorgeous pictures, Clara!! You’re so talented!! The pictures of the old mailboxes are perfect!! It looks like you had an amazing vacation, and I’m jealous :). I wanna see more pictures!!

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  4. Wow! I didn’t know you went that far on your vacation! It sounds like you had lots of fun. ๐Ÿ˜€ I looooove the pictures you took at the zoo, and the Little House on the Prairie thing sounds super neat! ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait for part two! ๐Ÿ˜€

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