Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Road Trip!

Realization: I am moving my self to Ohio in two weeks!
Wow. Oh. Wow.
These next two weeks are going to be a blur of preparing, packing, and some 
visiting/goodbye-ing with friends and family.
And when that is all over I will be on my way.

I decided a long time ago that I could not survive without a car out there, and that means I have to get my car there. 
The most fun way to do that is to drive it myself. 
Luckily, I have a great friend who is willing to drive all the way across the country with me.
Karissa and I will be leaving from Burbank, CA on August 1st, stopping in a few places along the way and I will finally be arriving in Columbus, OH on August 7th.

Here's our route:
You might notice this does not look very direct... Well that's because we are actually going to Milwaukee, WI first to visit another friend of ours.

Day by day the trip looks like this:
Burbank, CA-->St. George, UT
St. George, UT-->Denver, CO
Denver, CO-->Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE--> Milwaukee, WI (stay the weekend)
Milwaukee, WI--Chicago, IL (where I will leave Karissa at the airport)
then finally
Chicago, IL-->Columbus, OH (with a possible stop in West Lafayette, IN to see my friends at Purdue)

In sharing this will you I would love to get some feedback from y'all... 
What should we see along the way?! 
We don't want to go too far off route or do anything that takes too long but we're open to ideas so if you know anything about St George, Denver, or Omaha (or anything in between) please please share your knowledge with me!!

Also, if you've done a cross country road trip what do we need to know/be prepared for?


  1. I've heard the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is awesome. I keep meaning to get there, but I haven't made it yet. They also have a AAA baseball team -- the Omaha Storm Chasers -- if you're into that. Old Market is a cool little district to walk around, shop and eat. That's all I have for now.

    Good luck on your trip. Wave when you go across Iowa (my state). Ha.

  2. I love Denver! If you're looking for a good time the Coors factory is pretty fun and they give you lots of free beer samples.

  3. You should visit a brewery while in Milwaukee! If you stay the day in Chicago, let me know! I LOVE that city and know a few places to check out/eat at!! So excited for you, sister!


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