Monday, June 10, 2013

Cross-Country Car Ride

It's been two weeks (and one day) since we started our journey across the country. We took four days to drive from Syracuse, NY to San Diego, CA. It was an incredibly fun...long...amazing...never-ending...memorable experience.

Our journey started on May 26th at 6am in Syracuse, NY. After packing our teeny tiny little Civic SI floor to ceiling we were ready to go. Our first stop was in Erie, PA where we met Dan's family to say goodbye as they were traveling home from Myrtle Beach.

Day one: we drove through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and after 12.5 hours of driving, Indie 500 traffic, and the roughest roads Indiana had to offer we ended up in Illinois. Dan has a college friend who lives in Illinois and was more then generous in allowing us to stay with him and his wife for the night. Photos from day one as follows:

Day two: May 27th we started another 12.5 hour journey. From Illinois to Missouri to Oklahoma and ending in Dallas TX. Lets see how to describe Missouri...MISSSSSERABLEEEE. If felt like it took days to drive through it...but then again so did OK. This second day of driving was brutal and by the time we got to Dallas we never wanted to get back in a car ever again! We stayed at my sister Stacy's condo in Dallas and LOVED it. Cutest neighborhood ever. Tons of little shops and restaurants all walking distance.

Day three: May 28th we contemplated staying an extra day in Texas but decided we should just keeping driving...neither of us were looking forward to the 13.5 hour drive from Texas to New Mexico to Arizona. Driving through Texas was pretty neat...for the first few hours...then we got to New Mexico and then back into Texas and then into New Mexico again and FINALLY Tucson, AZ!

New Mexico
Stopped for a little desert SUN

You can see for MILES!

Day four: May 29th we finally made it to CALIFORNIA! I have been dreaming of California since I was a kid. I don't know what it was but I just felt like California was where I needed to be. I don't know how long we will be here, maybe a year, maybe forever. This is such an incredible adventure and I am so happy that I get to have it with my best friend <3 

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