We made another read trip to see Kimberly's mother in Bloomington. This time, instead of power-driving three days in each direction, we decided to make a road trip and see some of the sights in the Southwest.

Day 1: Home to Flagstaff, pickleball, and dinner at Fat Olives.

Day 2: Flagstaff to the Petrified Forest, and on to Albuquerque.

Day 3: Albuquerque to San Antonio.

Day 4: Alamo and San Antonio Riverwalk.

Day 5: San Antonio to Houston, and Johnson Space Center.

Day 6: Houston to Newport, Arkansas to visit Dawn.

Day 7: Newport to Memphis, and Beale Street food walking tour.

Day 8: Memphis to Bloomington.

Day 9: Bloomington, including a riverboat casino trip.

Day 10: Bloomington, including a pickleball clinic.

Day 11: Bloomington, including a trip to Glen Ellyn to see Stan and Colton.

Day 12: Bloomington to Meramec Caverns, and on to Kansas City.

Day 13: Kansas City WW1 museum, and dinner at The Antler Room .

Day 14: Kansas City to Amarillo.

Day 15: Amarillo to Albuquerque, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.

Day 16: Albuquerque to home.