Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday! Is it even Tuesday actually? After being on the road for 5 days they’re all kind of beginning to run together. Even though I’m pretty sure I smell and I’m starting to go a little stir crazy, it’s been a fun trip so far!
The highlights of our road trip to San Diego so far have been:
Savannah, GA – I’ve always wanted to visit Savannah and am so stoked we finally go to go! I loved every little thing about it and it would definitely be a place I would live if we weren’t moving to San Diego. While there, Ed, Corrina, and I walked around downtown for a while to see all of the historical sites. Ed sampled beer from a couple of the local breweries and I, of course, took advantage of the no open containers laws with Georgia Peach Sangria.
Memphis, TN – We walked around downtown Memphis for a while and took in all of the musical history that the city has to offer. Beale Street was so lively even on a Sunday afternoon and I loved all of the shops that had blues memorabilia and crazy trinkets.
Oklahoma City, OK – Truthfully, I wasn’t very excited to pass through here mainly because I thought it would be a pretty boring city, but I really loved it! It was SO clean compared to Philadelphia and had so many cute restaurants and areas to walk around. We walked around the Myriad Botanical Gardens for a while and, even at night, it was gorgeous.
The scenery in Arizona & New Mexico – Arizona and New Mexico seriously look like they’re on a different planet compared to the Northeast. I’ve seen some of the most breathtaking views while driving through here and we also got to visit the Hoover Dam! It was a little scary truthfully because I’m kind of afraid of heights and, in order to get a good view of the dam, you walk over a bridge between 2 mountains. Scary, but I did it!
And some lowlights:
Atlanta, GA – I was SUPER stoked to visit Atlanta because I’ve heard great things and I’m a big fan of RHOA (which I know really has nothing to do with the city). I found it to not be as lively as I thought it would be and a lot of the city looked run down in my opinion. We ended up not spending as much time there as I thought and headed out early.
Little Rock, AK – I love me some Bill Clinton, so I was pretty pumped to visit the place where he lived and started his political career. Unfortunately, the city is pretty dead (especially on the weekend) and we only drove through quickly since there wasn’t much to look at.
Not visiting the Grand Canyon – since we were only 2 hours away from the Grand Canyon, we made plans to head up there on our way to Las Vegas. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we only could spend about an hour or 2 there and figured it wouldn’t be worth the extra 4 hours of drive time and $25 admission fee to only get to stay for a couple of hours. Bummer, but we’ll be back to visit!
Other than that, I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping in the car and listening to the radio/audibooks. Ed and I just got finished listening to “The Good Girl” by Mary Kubica and really liked it! I’ve wanted to read it for a while since it’s been compared to “Gone Girl” and, while I didn’t love it as much as “Gone Girl”, it was definitely good and had great twists! It kept me entertained right through to the end, so that’s always a good sign with a book.
We’ve also been trying our best to stay healthy on the road, but it’s been difficult to say the least. We packed a bunch of healthy snacks and have been trying to grab healthy options when available, but they’re limited when you’re in the middle of nowhere. Womp womp. So far, we’ve only stayed at a hotel for a couple of nights since we’re trying to limit our number of hotel stays. I managed to grab a somewhat healthy breakfast there, luckily.
We also stayed at a place that considered this to be a fitness “center”:
I think the term fitness closet is probably more accurate, but it did the job and we got in a nice and quick workout.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about Corrina, she’s doing fine and has spent most of the trip like this:
We tried to convince her that she should really be helping out with the driving duties, but she wasn’t having it.
Off to Vegas now!
What’s your favorite city in America? Any place we missed out on that we really should have stopped at?
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