The school year is done! We both closed our classroom doors one last time, and now have summer plans ready to get in full swing. Before we hit the road for Western Extravaganza III, we updated our packing list from last year, laid things out in the living room, checked, rechecked, and packed the car. We’ve also been working on drying fruit and making “breakfast bars” for the first leg of the trip. One final detail before we take off…. attach the “Angry Pepper” to the front of the Rav. Last year, he became our official Western Extravaganza mascot (thanks to our friend Doug hiding him, along with other toys, in the car) and weathered many a storm on the front of the car. This year, his likeness will also appear on our official flag… which is still a work in progress!