So this is a bit exciting and totally surreal – as you read this, I’ll be boarding the plane that’ll take me to the other side of the world. To say this trip has been a long time coming is a gross understatement. When we started dating 10 years ago, husband and I both discovered the other badly wanted to take a trip around America. It was an impossible idea while we were completing university and renting our first house, considered and quickly discarded as a honeymoon option, knowing we couldn’t afford to do it properly after a wedding and buying a new house; an idea frequently entertained, but always kept on the back burner. That far off dream we all have that we’re never entirely sure will eventuate.
But right now, we’re buckling our seat belts and stowing our carry on bags in preparation for the long flight that is going to take us on the trip we’ve been waiting so long for. I won’t say that the adventure starts today; we started actively planning this trip around 16 months ago. What lies ahead of us now, after all of the planning, the saving, the sacrificing and compromising and dreaming, is a 45 day trip from coast to coast, with a few detours in between. Our path looks something like this…
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A brand new travel journal sits right below the zipper of my carry on bag (probably being scrawled in right now), so that I can, as usual, capture it all while I’m on the road. I fully intend to blog about it all when I get back home, but in the mean time, 6 weeks is a very long time to go AWOL! So I’m going to be suspending regular programming and will post a quick update at the end of each city visit, of what we’ve been seeing and doing and eating and what not. Once I’m back in the real world, I’ll go back to posting properly, photos and all; I’d rather have time to write properly and do it justice than bombard you with rushed writing and crappy photos!
And if you want to see what we’re up to (and probably more importantly, what I’m eating), play along at home with Instragram :)
On that note, it’s time for me to momentarily put down my notebook and pen, shut my eyes, and let the reality sink in; I am living the life I’ve always wanted, the life of travel and adventure and discovery… we’re finally doing this!