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Campervan Spring Break: Northern Iowa to Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 1: Minneapolis - Ozawkie, KS After last years awesome, but incredibly expensive San Francisco to Portland campervan vacation , I didn't think we'd be doing one of those again for years. But then Brooke had a work trip to Las Vegas and wanted us to tag along. That didn't quite work, but while researching a weekend campervan rental, I found a great relocation deal from northern Iowa to San Francisco during the kid's spring break. It didn't take much to persuade Brooke. Since our West Coast trip with  Escape Campervan 's we found out that almost all of the campervan and RV rental companies need vehicles moved from time to time. They often offer 90% or more off normal rental rates. But we didn't realize that every spring many of the campervan rental agencies also need vehicles moved from mostly Midwest factories to all over the USA and Canada. Lucky for us the Winnebago factory in Northern Iowa cranks out a bunch of rental vans. We had three proposed routes
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Painting Meadow's Room and Mayday is Totally Back

On Thursday evening the kids school had an international night. Since this was the only year both kids would be at the same school we did a booth.  Theo is making this face because his teacher was so proud of him.  We decided to celebrate the kids Polish heritage. I'm a a quarter Polish, but they're only an 1/8th. Ha. I made (not enough) pirogies. They were a big hit. Theo is still loving his fort bed.  And snuggling on Meadow's bean bag.  I always forget how easy crepes can be. Well, that's because the kids always request the caramel apple topping, sliced strawberries, etc. My mom always just served it with (fake) syrup. This is how you start a proper Mayday. Theo LOVED the battle train so much last year we couldn't wait to show him again.  The bikes are always fun to see.  It means the parade is gonna come soon. Well, within a half hour. We ended up on the sunny side of the street. Theo hates being warm. The parade was little bigger than last year. Hopefully e

Theo Moves Into His Room

Theo's room was officially ready. Minus a few things like a bed, rug and his picture rail. But he has been ready to have his own room. It'll do until I can get a hand to put up the picture rail. Big pancake was requested for breakfast.  Brooke always says that she's so bored with everything I cook. I never get sick of big pancakes. Theo's been sleeping in an epic fort for months, so I had to make it happen in his room. Now he's happy.  The kids have to get their Switch time in right away in the morning.  We had some gift cards from Christmas to use to buy more plants. I feel like every year we go too late and most things are picked over. Today seemed like a good day but I guess we were too early as not a ton of veggie plants were out yet. I also learned a lot of plants can't go outside until the low is over 50 degrees.  We got some native plants plus some with color. Since our house is green now it kind of blends in with the trees, we need more color in the yard