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Frosted Flakes: Mystery Road Trip

Just roll the dice and see where they take you.

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Three years ago my husband and I did a Mystery Road Trip. We dropped the kids off with my parents and had from Thursday to Sunday before we had to be back to them.

The premise was simple. We would roll dice and they tell us what direction we were headed and how far. If we rolled a 1 we went North, 2 East, 3 South, and 4 West, a 5 or 6 we’d roll again. The other die told us how many hundreds of miles we were traveling in that direction.

We started out near Omaha on I-80 and our first roll had us heading West 100 miles. When we were near the 100 miles we found a small town and a gas station and we rolled again. This time we were headed South for 600 miles.

This took us mostly through Western Kansas and Oklahoma. This was probably the least exciting 600 miles you could travel. The only place we found to stop was a fort in Kansas. We almost ran out of gas in Oklahoma, in the middle of no where, when I had no service. Luckily we made it to a decent sized town and were able to find gas. We barely got a hotel room as there was a rodeo in the town that weekend. (I apparently didn’t treasure this trip enough as I don’t remember the name of the fort or the town).

The next morning we finished our 600 miles as we went into Texas. Next we headed East 200 miles and ended up near Witchita Falls, Texas. We explored the World’s Smallest Sky Scraper and checked out a few more things in Witchita Falls. Then we decided that we’d have to head North. We headed up to to Oklahoma City for the night.

That is where our dice rolling ended. The following day we visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial and then headed north to Westin, MO. This is where we finished our trip before heading North to meet my parents and get out kids.

It was exciting to not know where we were going and I would recommend a trip like that to anyone. Just remember to keep and open mind, even if you are traveling 600 miles through Western Kansas and Oklahoma.

Now here are your flakes.


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