Tell Us Where to Go!

US road map

Not much on the agenda…and we like it that way!

Okay, so that title is a LITTLE funny, isn’t it? 🙂

We have lots of books that showcase ‘places to see before we die’ (ahem), spectacular drives, fun stuff on Route 66, etc. But I think the best kinds of places are those that have been experienced first-hand by people you know.

Was that trading post on the way to the Grand Canyon extra special? Do you love a restaurant in Santa Fe–so much so that you HAVE to go there every time you visit? Is Carhenge all it’s cracked up to be? Let us know YOUR ‘must sees.’ Perhaps we’ll stumble over to it just to get a kitschy picture next to it (posted on this blog with a shout out to you).

Tell us what (and where) you love to visit. We love unusual, beautiful, uncrowded and just plain fun.

And just for you Bob Becker, I have removed the comment restrictions. No more pledging of your firstborn child to leave a comment here!

We Are Going

To Do List for Lost in America Trip

Lists are SO easy with Evernote!

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!