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Road trip with my mom

We closed up the house in New Jersey and my mom and I drove the van (packed full of stuff from my Grandpa’s house) cross-country back to Wisconsin.  It was a fun road trip and I was so grateful for the time I got to spend with my mom.  Who gets to do that kind of thing with their mom?  We listened to music, we talked, we laughed, we ate food, we searched for a starbucks, we took a detour, we took the scenic route, we stopped to see the sights and we drove.  And, three days later we made it to northern Wisconsin – our final destination.  Below are some photos from the trip.

What I learned from this experience: If you get the chance to take an adventure or an opportunity that you wouldn’t normally take or maybe it doesn’t sound all that fun at first to you… step out of your comfort zone and embrace life, go for it and embrace the blessings that God puts in your life when you take a road less traveled!

We had tea and scones at High Societea before we left Jersey – it was soooo good!  IMG_8169We stopped at a scenic overlook in Pennsylvania…IMG_8294Driving through Indiana, we stopped in South Bend to see the Golden Dome at Notre Dame.IMG_8309I also got to have lunch with my Dad in South Bend – I hadn’t seen him in about a year!  IMG_8315Driving…drivingAlways love driving through Chicago, such a great city!
IMG_8337Made it to Wisconsin!  Stopped at my brother’s house for dinner and I got to meet my newest niece, Auden!  Embling family_8393We stopped at the Dollar Store and picked up some mustaches for the boys, oh the fun we had!  VEmbling_140605_8358VEmbling_140605_8360


And then we finally made it UpNorth Wisconsin!

As we drove through Ohio and Indiana I couldn’t help but think of Jason Aldean’s song “Fly Over States”