Four years ago, we moved from sunny San Jose, California to the wilds of New Hampshire. When we were to make our final move, we had planned a “Lost in America” drive from California to New Hampshire over a span of several weeks. We wanted to see the country—small town America, with all it’s normal (and unusual) sites, and some larger “must see” places. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The World’s Largest Ball of String. The Grand Canyon. Yellowstone. Santa Fe. Sedona. Route 66.
Well, it didn’t happen. I got a job a bit sooner than I had anticipated. So Tom made the trek by himself over a four-day period. He saw the country zoom by on Highway 80, and only stopped for food, fuel and a good night’s sleep. Well, except for the traffic jam caused by President Obama’s graduation address at Notre Dame.
Now that we both have a little time, we’re going to make the trip. Jasmine, Juliet, Tom and I are going to explore the (dog-friendly) country over a four- to six-week time span. We have a rough idea of where we’d like to go, but no real itinerary. If we like a place, we’ll stay a day or two. We’ll decide our agenda on a day-by-day basis.
May 1 is the target date…we may leave a few days later…who knows? That’s the beauty of a trip with an open agenda!
I’m making my lists to prep for the trip, but in all reality, we’ll get what we need on the road. Clothes, doggie stuff and a few essentials (cooler, camera, coffee) and we’re ready to roll!