My day began at 3:30 am when my insane husband woke me up. He likes to start road trips super early, as usual, so I obliged although I had only been asleep for 4.5 hours. To be fair though, we needed to be through Dallas before the morning commute traffic clogged up the interstate so it worked out quite well. I went to sleep in the car, and when I woke up an hour and 45 minutes later we were stopping in Sulphur Springs so we could potty and Kate could eat some breakfast.
From there we headed to Texarkana, where we were originally going to meet up with Dad, Jason, Heather and the kids. They were a bit behind us since they didn't leave super early like we did, and Nick and I were both getting hungry since it had been a few hours since we ate breakfast, so we stopped at Cracker Barrel to eat while we waited. We then decided to just meet at the Crater of Diamonds State Park instead, so we left Cracker Barrel and headed there.
This photo pretty much sums up Crater of Diamonds State Park: