One goal of taking the kids on a 7,000 mile road trip is that they gain some appreciation of our country, its history, and its diversity.
I really have no idea if that goal is being realized, but Aster and Dianthus do look cute next to the replica of the Jupiter from California at Golden Spike as they commemorated the May 10, 1869 "joining of a nation" on June 3, 2015. (The 119 from Omaha was absent due to scheduled boiler washing on the first Tuesday of the month.)
Happy Independence Day, fellow United States Americans!
Last year's cheesy 4th of July image can be found here.