Sunday, June 1, 2014

Day 2- Louisiana and Duck Commander

We got off to an early start this morning. David woke up ridiculously early and spent some time talking to the armed security guard at the rest stop where we stayed 30 miles.  Our next stop was the Louisiana state line! We could tell that Louisiana has gotten a ridiculous amount of rain. There was standing water everywhere.  
After that, we decided to surprise Jimmy with a stop and West Monroe, Louisiana – for a little bit of time at the Duck Cimmander warehouse!  We don't let the boys watch much TV, but Jimmy is allowed to watch duck dynasty and he loves it. They were having a tent sale – which icon of course, loved!  Both David and Jimmy got a hat, and then Jimmy got a T-shirt and two posters- all for $20. 
The best surprise for Jimmy, which we knew nothing about, was that Si, from the show was there signing autographs. We waited in line and took turns going in and out of the store and seeing what there was to do for just about an hour! 
Love this picture of Si with his tea glass. For those of you to watch the show… You know this is a classic photo op!
Classic photo op with the Duck commander sign.
Jimmy with Si! 
Inside the store, there were a few photo ops as well. Also, the world's largest duck call was made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the company. That was cool to see since we had seen it in an episode.
 Shortly after we left of the Louisiana, we arrived at the  Texas line!  
David play kickball with the kids, while I fix lunch they got to get there run on that many miles to Texas would be more bearable!!  While we were driving, we were playing a game called five seconds. The gist of the game is that you have five seconds to answer questions like " name three cartoon characters", quotation name three states that border the Pacific ocean" and other question with that format- you have to be able to think quick on your feet!  One of our biggest laughs of the day was David answering the  Name three cartoon characters question with Piggy!  We laughed until we cried!
We drove to Colorado city, Texas for the night. As we were trying to find a place to say Logan said " Just ask Siri, she will tell you where to go" :-). It may be a sign that we use Siri to frequently.
As we were wrapping up the drive, David and I commented that no one on earth would possibly believe we said how amazing our children were when we travel today.  We had a portable DVD player in case we needed it, but it was never even close and we spent 14 hours in the car today! 

1 comment:

  1. Too cool! My daughter, April, is jealous of the stop at Duck Commander!