Road Trippin’

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!
Ed and I in ArizonaThe 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.
Savannah FountainEd & Corrina in SavannahSavannah drinks
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.
Beale St Memphis
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.
Botanical Garden Oklahoma
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!
Arizona MountainsHoover DamAnd 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.
Little RockNot 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.
The Good GirlWe’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.
Hotel breakfast
We also stayed at a place that considered this to be a fitness “center”:
Fitness CenterI 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:
Corrina on Road TripWe 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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And we’re off!

Hi, guys! Just popping in to say hi before we hit the road to SAN DIEGO today! I still can’t believe that we’re actually doing this. I’m so incredibly scared, but excited at the same time!
Moving to San DiegoMoving out of our current house went…okay. Of course, there were some snafus along the way (I can’t wait to NOT have to deal with landlords anymore!), but something always seems to go wrong when you’re moving so I guess we should have expected it. Aside from some major annoyances, we managed to pack all of our stuff up into the trailer that will be shipped to San Diego for us.
Moving to San DiegoIt’s hard to believe that we can fit our entire lives into a 12 x 8 x 5 foot space, but we did it. Well, Ed did it. I just supervised and offered great words of encouragement.
Moving to San DiegoThere is going to be a lot of sleeping in the car, road trip games, and audiobook listening in our foreseeable future. Our plan as of now is to drive down to Savannah, GA because it’s a place both of us have always wanted to go to. I mean, it’s supposed to be the most haunted city in America or something like that, so how could anyone not want to go there?! Plus, I’ve heard rumors that there’s no open container laws and that’s right up this girl’s alley. After that, we’re going to make the drive to Las Vegas, hitting up whatever cities seem interesting along the way. Then after Vegas it’s off to San Diego!

We hit up Target this morning to stock up on road trip essentials, which included: apples, Kashi Bars, jerky, nuts, granola and green pea crisps. We paired that with a couple jugs of water and some items we had from our pantry at home to make for a pretty good pile of food in case we do get stranded along the way.
Road trip food
We figure we should be able to survive on this for at least a couple of days before we start eating each other…or the dog.

And with that, we’re off! See you from the road or San Diego!

Anyone ever gone on a road trip before?
Any must have road trip essentials we need to grab?

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BIG NEWS!

Remember a few weeks ago when I said I was going through a quarter life crisis? Well, in case you don’t remember, I’m turning 25 in less than a month now (eek!) and have been seriously reevaluating what I’m doing with my time/life for the past few months. I think after you graduate college, you have so many ideas and visions of what you think your life will be by the time you’re 25 or 30 and, somehow, it just doesn’t quite work out that easily, does it?

This isn’t to say that I’m unhappy with my life or what I’m doing, but I have SO many things I want to accomplish in my life, so I’m using the fact that I’m turning 25 as a kick in the butt to get myself working towards those goals. One of those goals was to get my fitness certification, and I’m happy to report that studying is coming along swimmingly (Side note: what does the word swimmingly even mean? Idk, but it sounded like the right word to put there).
Moving to San DiegoAnother life goal I’ve always wanted to accomplish? Becoming Wonder Woman. Moving somewhere new. Aside from a few years during college when I live in Philadelphia, I’ve lived in Delaware my WHOLE life. It’s a pretty darn small state, so it’s easy to get bored here fairly quickly. At the same time, it’s where my whole family is and it’s slightly unnerving to be far away from everyone and everything I know. But, in the spirit of going after my dreams and doing things that scare me, Ed and I are finally taking the plunge and moving to…SAN DIEGO!

Moving to San Diegosource

Why San Diego, you ask? Well, we thought about moving to a few different places – Florida, New Orleans, San Francisco, etc. In the end, if we were going to take the plunge we wanted to make it worthwhile. San Diego is far away and outside of both of our comfort zones, but it looks so incredibly beautiful and the weather is supposed to be amazing year round. Also, Ed will be able to transfer jobs to one of the locations in San Diego, so at least one of us will have a job when we move out there, which makes it slightly less unnerving.

I’m so excited I can’t even tell you, but at the same time I’m incredibly scared, stressed, and nervous about the move. It’s something both of us really want to do and, if it doesn’t work out, then it doesn’t work out. At least we tried and will have no regrets! So much goes into moving in general, let alone moving all the way across the country. Luckily, I think we have most of it figured out and even found an apartment! We leave this Friday and will be driving across the country with the dog – that should be an adventure in and of itself!
Robin Sharma QuoteExcuse me if for the next couple of weeks I’m a little sporadic. I’ll definitely keep you guys updated with all of the crazy stuff we see on our cross country adventure though! Wish me luck – I’m going to need it!

Have you ever made a huge move like this? Nope! I’m typically someone who likes to stay in my comfort zone, so this is big for me!
What’s one big goal you’re working towards right now?
Anyone live in San Diego? Can we be best friends? Please?

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