The Road Trip Begins!
Trip Start Apr 20, 2012
42Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Jolie and Ryan's place by the beach
First stop: Newport Beach, where we’ll stay with our friends Jolie Smith and Ryan Bachman. They actually used to live only four blocks away from us in San Francisco before they moved to SoCal for Ryan’s new job.
In case you’re wondering what we’re doing driving south, here’s the plan.
Bret has always wanted to drive along the coast from San Diego to Seattle, so we figured, why not add that drive to our road trip? So after Newport Beach, we’ll be heading to San Diego
and then driving and camping our way back up to Seattle, which might take about a week and a half
After Seattle, here are some of the stops we’ll be making: Coeur d’Alene (ID), Grand Tetons and Yellowstone (WY), Badlands and Mt. Rushmore (SD), Minneapolis, maybe Madison, Chicago,
Evansville (IN), Bourbon Trail (KY), Appalachians (WV), Richmond (VA) and then Alexandria/DC.
Hence, the name of this blog, Border to Border, Coast to Coast.
We’re looking forward to spending time with friends and family along the way.
We’d also like the chance to get our car in order. Right now it’s packed to the brim and Bret can barely see out the back window and my legs are crammed into one tiny bottom right corner in
front of the passenger’s seat. (Click on the image of our car above for our first video!)
Today, after dealing with a little Friday rush hour traffic in LA, we arrive at Jolie and Ryan’s right around 6pm. We drink some beers, spend time catching up since we hadn’t really hung out with
them since our wedding in April 2011, and grab some sandwiches and fish at Summer House for dinner.