Although I got back from this road trip over a month ago, I still think it’s a story worth telling, am I right? Better late than never!
I flew out to the beautiful San Diego to visit my pretty sister and help her pack. She was relocating to Norfolk, VA so this is how the road trip extravaganza came about.
Here are some of the highlights from my trip:
-SEEING MY SISTER
-Drinking Starbucks and driving on Avocado Blvd
-Realizing Kombucha on tap is a real thing
-Two words: Pitaya Bowls
-Making conversation with the cab driver
-After 11 pm Italian restaurant specials
-Watching the Bellagio Fountain show
-Doing yoga by the fountain
-People watching in Vegas
-Elk Crossing (it’s a very REAL thing)
-Doing yoga on the edge of the Grand Canyon
-Watching the sunset over the Grand Canyon
-Listening to Phantom of the Opera and praying elk wouldn’t jump out in front of our car (They didn’t. Praise the Lord.)
-Local pizza joints
-Hiking Garden of the Gods
-Doing yoga on top of mountains
-Spending time with family
-Eating the best turkey burger I’ve ever had over a bed of lettuce (YEAH THAT WAS A HIGHLIGHT)
-Walking around downtown Denver
-Watching the Cardinals play (TWO ROWS BEHIND THE ATLANTA BRAVES DUGOUT)
-Going up into the arch
-Ted Drewes ice cream
-Local restaurants/ice cream shops
-Renting bikes and riding around the Gettysburg battlefields
-Doing yoga in front of memorials
-Watching the Gettysburg film and cyclorama
-Walking through the Gettysburg museum
-Taking a tour of the Hershey chocolate factory
-Taste testing and becoming a ‘palateer’
-Holding a 5 lb chocolate bar
-Finding my sister a place to live and some new furniture
-Eating at a Grilled Cheese Bistro
-Jumping in the ocean with my clothes on at VA Beach
As you can see, several pit stops, La Quintas, smoothie bowls, ridiculous comments and ten mugs later, we finally made it from the west coast to the east coast; from sea to shining sea. San Diego, CA —-> Norfolk, VA.
OHHHHH and yes, we did travel this 14 state long journey with a huuuuuuge rabbit named Elaine 🙂 La Quinta’s allowed pets so we literally stayed there all but once on our journey.
We had plenty of parsley, spinach, and cilantro to keep her occupied the whole trip. The looks we got moving her in and out of the hotels were priceless, especially since it took the both of us to carry her cage!
***Sorry for how long it took to post this! I thought about blogging while on the trip and breaking up every couple days or so into a post, but it wasn’t feasible for me. Plus I wanted to enjoy every second of it instead of worrying about documenting everything! However I did try and document some of my travels on Instagram, Twitter, snap chat (hannahhh62), and Facebook. I’m still trying to get the hang of this blogging thing***