Derick And Jill Dillard Explain Family Trip To Colorado: Son Was Sick During Hour-Long Walk To Chick-Fil-A

Steph Bazzle

Derick and Jill Dillard released information about their recent Colorado trip Saturday evening. Among other details, they discussed Jill and the kids being left in a hotel room while Derick joined his mission group, and their young sons being sick on the trip, which included, according to Jill, an hour-long walk for fast food.

Derick has been doing a lot of traveling with Cross Church's C3 missionary school. Last month he joined a trip to Guadalajara, and this month, he traveled to Colorado with his whole family. According to his latest blog post, the whole Dillard family joined the C3 group on a caravan-style trip. Derick says he chose to take Jill and their sons, Israel, who turned 3 during the trip, and Sam, who will be 1 year old in July, because he didn't want the family separated for Israel's birthday.

Derick and Jill have both shared several photos of their trip on social media, but these centered more on the family trip aspects and less on Derick's mission group and what they've been doing. In his blog post, they offered a few details, mentioning delivering food to homeless people, taking pizzas to police and military personnel, and Derick converting a man to Christianity.

"You know you're a mom walk 1hr. 10 min with both boys to get to a @chickfila We were enjoying some beautiful Colorado Springs weather while papa was busy with the rest of the team from church!"
"...with the little ones in tow, we wouldn't get to participate all together in every outreach opportunity. Jill and the boys stayed at the hotel some..."

However, Jill and Derick raised new questions with the blog post.

"The boys ended up starting the trip out with coughs and colds, and by the end, our whole little family had it! Thankfully, everyone seems to be getting better now."

They also answered the oft-repeated question from viewers about whether they're on missions or vacations by mentioning that they were able to take some family time out of the trip for visits to local attractions.