Mr. CPQ and I spent the better part of last night mapping out our Great Big Ball of Twine Tour that’s coming up in September. We’re calling it that because we’re traipsing across Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky to see things that, well, are a little quirky and off the beaten path and yet, for some reason, I feel compelled to see them before I kick the bucket.
Of course, after 4,000 miles of driving, I may be ready to kick the bucket sooner rather than later.
On the list – Crater of Diamonds State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Wall Drug, the Corn Palace, the St. Louis Arch, and the Lousville Slugger Museum. It’s probably the most ambitious trip we’ve ever undertaken with the boys and Craig thinks I’m certifiable, but LORD LOVE THIS MAN, he’s loading up and going with us.
And paying for it.
I’m sure I’ll be paying for it for years to come, too.
In the form of never getting to plan a vacation again.
I’ve been trying to convince him to do this We’ve been kicking around the idea of this jaunt for a couple of years and I thought we had everything settled until yesterday when I came across this website that put one more stop on our itinerary.
I am giddy.
People, the ACTUAL Great Big Ball of Twine is on our way to Mt. Rushmore.
Cawker City, Kansas.
Here we come.
Have a nice day.
P.S. What crazy place is on your bucket list? If we survive this trip without Mr. CPQ leaving me for a woman who never sets foot out of the house, I’ll need to start planning NEXT year’s vacation.