Great American Road Trip

Monday, May 18, 2015

Every summer I get this itch to go on a Great American Road Trip. I'm not even sure what that means exactly, but I get the itch to figure it out.

Last summer we almost did it.  We looked up campgrounds, found camping supplies, and we're all ready to do it. But at the last minute we decided to forget the tents and just go stay with our friend Sara in the Ozaks. She's got a great boat and a really nice cabin so.... so that kind of trumped camping.

But my urge is back this year. And if I could get in a car and go absolutely anywhere, I'd hit the Pacific Northwest.

Something about this beautiful part of the country has been calling my name lately. When I was a kid I drove with my relatives from Washington state back to Nebraska over the summer.

But what I remember most from that trip was lying in the back of the RV eating beef jerky and playing with the tiny Barbies I got in my McDonalds Happy Meals... So what I'm saying is I'd like to relive that exact same trip because obviously it was awesome.

Where would you go? I've partnered with asterRIDE today and that's exactly what they're asking. It's kind of a fun question to think about. If you could embark on a great trip to anywhere, where would the road lead you?

I've romanticized my entire Northwest road trip and like most of my day dreams, it probably doesn't make any sense. I envision us camping in the forest and on the beach, and then going to vineyards and going hiking and having the most amazing time ever. I forget to think about the little details like showering and using a toilet. I leave that stuff up to Chris.

I just like to think about the adventure of exploring a new place and seeing this guy's head out the window the entire ride.

This trip might not happen this year, but it will eventually. I'll make sure of it. If you have any knowledge about this part of the country I'd love your input!

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  1. Girl I live in the PNW so I definitely recommend you stop by Portland :-) Leavenworth, WA is a fun little town that has rafting and hiking in the summer. And I could give you a million hikes you should do (see: Blanca Lake. Google it. Do it.) if you're interested in hikes!

  2. Come visit Seattle, it's so beautiful here in the summer! After drive down through oregon to Northern California (San Fran/Napa Valley)! It's such a great drip with so many great outdoor spots and lovely restraunts and wineries!

  3. The Northwest has been calling my name lots recently too..

  4. i really want to road trip around the country. or maybe just road trip anywhere.

  5. I've never been to the Pacific Northwest, but I'd like to travel the Pacific Coast Highway one of these days--there's an eponymous song (smooth jazz) by Jeff Lorber that I particularly like.

  6. I'm itching for a good road trip, too. I would love to go back to the Redwoods in Northern California. That is such a fun place!

  7. PNW is the best! Do it! There is SO much to do here!

  8. I grew up in Portland Oregon. You can go to the beach and the mountain in the same day. The wineries aren't far from the beach either. There's also the Columbia River Gorge too. Basically, the entire Pacific NorthWest is awesome.