Ever since I was old enough to sit up, I’ve been a reader. As a baby and toddler, I loved being read to, and as I got old enough to read on my own, it seems like I could never find enough books to read.
When I was in third grade, I discovered the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and eventually made my way through all nine books of the series. I loved the happy family that was made of Pa, Ma, Mary, Laura, and Carrie and their adventures while traveling west.
When I had my own little girl, Laura’s books were among the first I read aloud to her. It was fun to hear all the old stories again, but this time, as an adult, I appreciated Laura’s struggles even more.
Curious to know more about the author, I found some biographies of Laura at the library and discovered that her home has been turned into a museum and visitor center! Since then, it has been my dream to visit Mansfield, Missouri and see Laura’s home.
Getting 4 people from Maryland to Missouri is not an easy task…either we have to drop a significant amount of money on plane tickets and a rental car, or we have to spend about 16 hours in the car with 2 young children, paying for gas and hotels along the way. Either way, it’s a bit expensive, but I’m still hoping to get there one day!
What’s Your Dream Vacation?
Do you have a special place that you’ve always wanted to get to? Or have you already made it to that destination?
If you are still hoping to go on your dream vacation, I’ve got great news for you! When you take and share a photo of your life on-the-go with Jif to Go, you have a chance to win $1,000 for your next adventure.
You can post your photo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on Jif’s website…wherever you post, just make sure to use the hashtag #GetGoing and tag Jif to let them know you’ve got a pic for them! Each week, until October 1, one lucky photo will win $1,000.
Before you snap that winning photo, head over to read the official competition rules, then post away!
I think I’m going to enter this photo of my little guy enjoying a snack right before football practice…hopefully his cute little face will win us $1,000 for our trip to Missouri!
What is your family’s dream vacation?