Saturday, May 13, 2017

Duggar Road Trips


Last month, several Duggars went on a road trip to Waco, Texas, to visit Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market. (Fixer Upper, anyone?)

Paying for airline tickets for 19 kids can be quite expensive, so the Duggars have grown accustomed to road trips. If you could take a road trip anywhere in the world (within driving distance of your home, of course) where would you go?

Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

51 comments:

  1. One of my favorite road trips was a Mother's Day gift from my family. They know how much I enjoy history. We visited all of the historical Laura Ingalls Wilder sites, because I loved her books much growing up. It was wonderful to see these places she wrote about. Mansfield, MO was my favorite. On that trip, we also visited Mark Twain's boyhood home in Hannibal and the site which was the start of the Lewis and Clark trail near Alton, Ill. at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The next year, we flew out to see the end of the trail with a visit to Fort Clatsop, Oregon near the coast. It gave me goosebumps!! If I could go on another road trip anywhere, it would definitely be west to visit the Lewis and Clark landmarks in between. If you haven't read the L & C book, 'Undaunted Courage', by Stephen Ambrose, it is a must read!

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  2. California to visit my best friend. :D

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  3. Anywhere just as long as I am with my husband. Dallas Texas because we are both Cowboy fans, back to Nebraska, New England and I want to Nashville or Canada.

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  4. The Capital's airport. Then I'd be able to continue my trip to Arkansas to visit the Duggar Family. 😊

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    1. That airport is the pits, as are most airports. If and when the Duggars invite you, you'll most likely fly to a Texas airport first.

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    2. Anon. 11:19 - Makes sense. I mean, every time we've traveled from MN to Ecuador and vice versa, we've had to stop at one of the southern States before continuing Up North. But on the bright side, I'd get to visit the Match Made In Heaven first! #Baaaaabeeeee

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  5. I have been trying to plan a road trip to historical sights up the East Coast. I would like to see Colonial Williamsburg and places in those states.

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    1. Colonial Williamsburg is a tourist trap. I lived near there for years, saw what went on, and refused to pay for the tour. It's set among a ton of gift shops that want your money, and right down the road from Busch Gardens, which is not exactly historically accurate. A good history book or video or (free) museum would give you a better experience for your money than "Colonial" Williamsburg.

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    2. It was expensive, but I would love to go back to Williamsburg.

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  6. That's a hard question because there are so many places I would love to go. I think I would love to go visit my Mennonite friends in Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.

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  7. We live in Idaho only a days drive to the Oregon Coast. That is our go to vacation place. It is peaceful and enables us to calm and reflect and recharge our batteries! :)

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  8. Nashville, TN or to AR if I could meet the Duggar clan. Here in Middle GA :)

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  9. There are a lot of places that are driving distance from where I live in southern California that I would want to go to but I'd say Las Vegas or Yosemite.

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  10. I so envy the life of reality television stars! Always on one trip or another!

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    1. Same here! I'd love to have the time and money to be able to see more of the world.

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  11. I would love to drive from my home in CT through WV, TN ( stopping in those states to look around) and right onto exactly where they visited-The Silos in Waco! Love the Gains!

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  12. How did the Duggars learn about Fixer Upper their parents don't allow regular or cable type shows? Can someone explain?

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    1. I don't know but I don't have any TV and know about them and also seen you tube clips from their show- these days you really don't need to have TV to know about stuff :) just a thought

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    2. You can watch online!

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    3. Probably Internet
      Jessa watches on her laptop I read.

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  13. So many vacations and road trips, when do the school age children have time for home school?

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    1. It's amazing how much school we homeschoolers can get done on road trips and vacations. I'm sure the children have plenty of time for sit down lessons.

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    2. I'd like to know how the Duggars homeschool on the road, when they're using computer programs. Several months ago, we did a one week homeschool road trip through 5 states and back, books in tow...and our child doesn't have to battle motion sickness as many of the Duggar children do. So, I'm curious how they homeschool their children on the road.

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  14. if I had a chance to take a road trip it would be to lizzie Borden bed and breakfast I wouldn't go alone but that sounds fun and spooky

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  15. Within driving distance of Maine hmmmmmm that's a lot of states LOL, Kentucky to see my brother n sister n law 😁

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  16. Jana is wearing a heart pendant, does that mean anything special I wonder?

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  17. I Love Fixer Upper Shows!! They are a funny couple and fam.!!!

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  18. Driving distance from home depends on one's ability and whether or not you include an overnight stay along the way. I can and have driven over 1000 mile's in a day, so that makes for more opportunity of places to visit.from the Duggar home town, I would probably go to Branson, MO, New Orleans, Destin, FL, and Atlanta, GA.

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    1. 1000 miles in a day? At 50mph average, that's 20 hours of driving. How did you stay awake and not endanger yourself or others on the road?

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    2. Even my friend the professional long-distance trucker isn't allowed to drive that long in a 24 hour period. For good reason, too.

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    3. Maybe people took turns driving.

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    1. It's Itasca.

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    2. And I'm sure it's fantasta!

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    3. Oh, I just love Itastic! I enjoyed it so much.

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  20. Itastic state park Minnesota where the Mississippi River starts

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  21. I would go to Chicago, St.Louis,Wisconsin Dells.

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  22. Whistler, Canada or maybe Oregon. They're both beautiful with lots to do and see.

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  23. Road to Hana, Maui! It's beautiful and my favorite!

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  24. Outback Australia 🇦🇺 hands down!!!
    I live in the awesome Snowy Mountains!

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  25. I would go see the grand canyon!

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    1. Oh you should!! It is Gorgeous!

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    2. We moved to AZ a few months ago so we hope to go visit it sometime.

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  26. bar harbor maine love this place cannot wait to go?

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  27. Who are all the girls in the picture?

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    1. Knotted tee shirt = Sierra the wedding planner and strawberry dipper.

      One of the other girls is Laura, friend of Jana?

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  28. Not too many places to road trip when you live in Alaska! I'd probably go south to the Kenai peninsula!

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  29. I'd travel west and explore other Provence. So much open country to explore.

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  30. I would go to Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona, and the palace.

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  31. Is Jinger wearing modest pants??!! I'm surprised, but I don't think it is wrong.

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