we all bounced out of bed and took off the last few hour across illinois and then the 7 hours across iowa to get to Rock Valley to see family!
it was a lot of driving and *lots* of cornfields. we were having withdrawals from being tourists so we had to take a few photos by the cornfields.
then as we were kept driving we found this!
of course we stopped :) we had to satisfy our tourists needs but they were closed so we just looked around and then hit the road.
we finally made it by 7pm to the Elgersma campground! they made a yummy hot dog dinner and the Van Ginkel family came over too! we all had a blast of a time playing, talking, and sitting around the campfire. it's so great to see family again!