Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Road Trippin'

Jill and I have a road trip coming up. We haven't done one in some time unless you count the occasional trip to South Dakota or Des Moines. Our last trip was when we moved ourselves to the Midwest after Jill did a stint in California while I figured out a way to relocate. We took the scenic route and went North so I could soak in some California before zipping across the plains. Our first road trip together took us to the Grand Canyon which was awe inspiring. Driving through the salt flats in Utah on our most recent wasn't as amazing but still pretty neat.

I've probably told this story here or maybe Jill has but I'll tell it again because it's easier than going back through old posts. I was initially going to make the drive myself because I didn't think Jill liked the long car rides. I figured we'd save our airline miles for our next Disneyland trip. Jill was surprised that I didn't ask if she wanted to drive out. We crunched some numbers and decided to drive and spend some quality time together soaking up scenery and putting some miles on my car.

As we get closer to the trip I'll be getting a blog ready. We're not sure how easy it will be to do updates but we'll try our best. It's going to be a pretty quick trip since it's only about 24 hours of driving unless weather forces us to take our Southern route which is 28 hours. I'm very excited about it. I love road trips and hopefully Jill and I can procure a camper in the coming years so we can do it more and more.


  1. I'm very excited to hear about your California bound adventure! Glad you're doing a blog about it!

    Sounds like it's going to be a long drive for you guys. I get antsy on 8 hour car rides so you guys are so brave for going 24+ hours. Do you stop a lot for breaks or stay overnight somewhere? What do you guys do to pass the time?

  2. In the past we did Iowa to California. And then California to Iowa. The first trip we did 3 days. Second one we did 4. This trip will be different. We'll just stop for one overnight hotel stay (in Colorado.) Otherwise our only stops are bathroom breaks and to put gas in the car. We'll probably eat junk food in the car and maybe stop for dinner.

    To pass the time we just talk, listen to music, and sing.