A few weeks ago, I came to this realization: I have not traveled nearly as much as I would have liked to at this point in my life. So, to remedy that, I’m going on a road trip!!! It’s a bit spontaneous, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for years.
Next Saturday, I’ll depart Connecticut and head west to Michigan (to visit Ben!), Chicago, see the Badlands in South Dakota, up to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, then back down the Salt Lake City, through Nevada to San Francisco. Then, I’ll drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to visit my uncle in Los Angeles, check out Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, do a Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque, stop in Oklahoma City, Memphis, Nashville, and head back up through Virginia to home. I’m hoping to do this all in 14 days and return home on July 4th! It’s pretty aggressive — especially since I’m doing it alone — but it’s going to be amazing.
I will try to blog at least twice a week while I’m on my trip, but make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@poorandpretty) ’cause that’s where all the action will be. I’m still trying to come up with a clever hashtag for my journey, but I’m not crazy about what I have so far: #samitrip #gosamijo #usamitrip (kind of looks like University of Sami vs USA + Sami – right?) or #samerica (I was so excited about this one, but people use it for South America, so maybe not). How about this? If you can come up with a sweet hashtag for me, I’ll send you a postcard!