States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11th

We spent the morning remembering the events of 8 years ago, recounting the story for the kids, who’ve obviously heard about it each year since. We had landed in England that morning and watched everything on the news after lunch. The flight returning to the US a couple of weeks later was the emptiest we’ve ever traveled on.

Thankfully, this was another day with no specific plans. Obviously each week day, Dave works and the kids have school, so it is enjoyable to have a bit of free time here and there in the afternoons. I was able to catch up with the marking, chat with the kids about any problems they were having with school work, go over a few things and actually made scones – this is the best scone recipe ever, given to me years ago by my friend, Bekah, super easy to make and always receives rave reviews, I’ve given this recipe out more times than I can count:


3 cups flour
½ cup sugar
1½ tbspn baking powder
½ tspn salt
½ cup raisins
Mix these dry ingredients together.

Add 1¾ cups heavy (double) cream and mix until combined.
Knead gently, pat into large rectangle and cut into 18 triangles – obviously vary the number of triangles depending on size wanted. When making for a large group, potluck type of occasion, I usually cut into 32.
Brush with heavy cream, sprinkle with sugar.
Bake on 425ºF for 10-12 minutes. I usually bake on a stone and they take a little longer.

Instead of raisins, you can add chocolate chips, dried apricots or any other dried fruit.


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