Friday, September 17, 2010

Road Trip!


The last few weeks have been filled with list-making, apartment-hunting and excitement mixed with momentary freak-outs. The husband and I are leaving Seattle and moving cross-country in less than three weeks. Good gravy! There's the scariness of organizing and packing and lifting heavy things, which somehow always digresses to a version of this with less laughter and more tears.

But one part of this whole adventure that seems like it should be just about a hundred percent fun is our road trip across the northern U.S. I've been planning our route, and so far we'll be visiting Yellowstone, stopping by Mount Rushmore, spending the night in Minneapolis with friends and dining on deep dish pizza in Chicago. If you have any must-see or must-eat recommendations between Seattle and New York, send them my way. Happy weekend, lovelies!

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22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This sounds like SO MUCH FUN! If you're stopping by Boston, stop by Flour Bakery for the stickiest sticky buns and MIKE'S PASTRIES for to-die-for cannolis!

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  2. So exciting!!! I think Georgia should be included! ;)

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  3. I am so jealy of your road trip! I did one after college from San Antonio up to San Fran and back to Atlanta. It was amazing.

    There is something about seeing this country through a car window.

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  4. what, you're not driving by way of Alabama?

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  5. Oh my, what a road trip!! Have fun and take tons a of pictures!!

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  6. that sounds like an absolute blast!!

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  7. I don't know many destinations along that northern route. When I went on my road trip from NJ to CA last summer, I went diagonally across the country. I went tell you that you MUST go to the Grand Canyon but it's a bit out of the way. You're going to have a fantastic time on your drive. It's just incredible to see how America changes.

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  8. If you're headed through CA's wine country- definitely stop @ Gott's Roadside (formerly Taylor's Refresher), or through LA- @ Pizzeria Mozza. Two of my favorite places:).

    Have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Lucky for us we got to take the road trip Savannah to Seattle to deliver your car. We booked the daily distance by the restuarants we wanted to dine in. So fun!!! Your butt will get sore from all that sitting though. This is a huge country so different and beautiful in many ways. Skip Wounded Knee, we were disappointed, just a wooden billboard.

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  10. what an adventure!

    i love a good road trip. try to enjoy it in the midst of your move :)

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  11. So are you stopping in SF? 'Cause I could probably recommend some times then :)

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  12. wow goodluck with the road trip. take care.

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  13. That will be a blast! A road trip is still on my list of things to do. I'm thinking maybe after I graduate!

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  14. Safe travels!!! My roommates had a similar "pivot" scenario when we moved into our house this year. A huge dresser + a small stairwell = biiiig trouble and frustration. Also, thanks for your kind words about my columns! I really appreciate you taking a look :) I look forward to reading your blog!

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  15. Wow! what a great experience! Hope you run into Jimmy, somewhere in your travels. ;)

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  16. Sounds like a fun move to me! Very exciting!

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  17. you have a beautiful blog!! thanks so much for your comment :). Good luck with the move! Sounds like quite the adventure. And enjoy New York! I must say, I'm jealous! I just spent a year there and fell in love. I can't wait to move back one day. xx

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  18. You'll have such an amazing adventure! xx

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  19. I'm pretty jealous about your upcoming road trip! Sounds like so much fun. Too bad LA isn't on the way to NY!! ;-)

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  20. what an adventure you have a head of you! i wish you all the best, and can't wait to see photos of your amazing trip!

    xo

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  21. Somehow, I KNEW that it would be the Pivot video even before I clicked the link! I did this road trip a few years ago when I moved from Vancouver to Milwaukee (and went to visit my aunt and uncle in New York not so along the way). Some of the highlights that I can think of off the top of my head were amazing amazing Mexican food in Spearfish, SD (I believe the place was called Guadalajara), Jewel Cave in SD, Walker Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI, Navy Pier Chicago. For deep dish I would recommend Lou Malnati's in Chicago 110%! The downtown location is always busy but if you go to one a little out of the city you might have a bit less of a wait. Frontera Grill in Chicago is amazing as well. And if you want any Milwaukee suggestions or more detailed info let me know! marisamidori22@gmail.com

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  22. You will love love LOVE Chicago. One of the best cities in the US, hands down!

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