all in a year

I just found this old draft. It's over three years old. Before I got married, I complained that no one told me the difficult parts of it; they only told me the happy parts. The parts that you see in the perfectly edited photos from the wedding day. None of the befores and afters. Well, … Continue reading all in a year

day 35

Since we last met, my parents flew to Phoenix, joined our very full jeep and off we went. From Phoenix to Flagstaff to Sedona to Grand Canyon to Page to Cedar City to Springdale to Las Vegas. Then they flew home from Las Vegas while Matt and I continued on to Death Valley to Joshua … Continue reading day 35

day 23

We're in the desert! In the six days since I wrote last, we've driven around 950 miles. From Austin to Alamogordo to Tucson. Up until we crossed into the desert, it didn't feel like we were that far from home. The Texas we saw and all the stops before looked pretty similar to our home. … Continue reading day 23

day 17

It is an unbelievable 17 days into the road trip and each of those 17 days has blurred together in one giant exhausting memory. I am more tired today than I have been since working two jobs in new york city. I'm sitting in Austin, Texas in bed in the guest room of two friends … Continue reading day 17

We’re out

We're on our trip. It's day 5. So far we've driven through Western North Carolina, Asheville, Canton, Waynesville, Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains. We drove through Pigeon Forge and stopped in Chattanooga for a two-day music festival. It's been hot and humid and rainy, but today is was chilly and I wore a sweater. … Continue reading We’re out