Thursday, August 28, 2008

Driving Coast to Coast... Literally

I really did drive from the east coast to the west coast in a span of 7 days. It really was quite the adventure seeing as Aaron doesn't drive stick shift so i had to do all the driving. It started in Virginia Beach on Friday night. We left at about 9pm to head back to D.C. so that we would miss the beach traffic. It was about 230 miles. We spent saturday packing up our belongings and preparing for the long drive back to Utah. Saying goodbye to my family was the worst part about leaving

Sunday morning, bright and early (6:30am) we left on our 3 day 2,000 mile adventure. Our First stop was in Valparaiso Indiana where our friends Paige and Trey live (a distance of 663 miles from D.C. to Valparaiso). Unfortunately they weren't actually at their house, Paige was on vacation and Trey was traveling with the Valpo football team. But they were nice enough to let up stay at their place and they even left us a goody\ie bag full of gifts.

Aaron checking out their HUGE townhouse ( i was so jealous).
Me checking out the goodie bag
This pretty much sums up how we felt after 663 miles of insanity.
Day 2 of our extravaganza was crunch time we went from Indiana to the outside of Wyoming spanning 1,012 miles. How we drove that much in one day, i'll never know, but i was so glad to crawl in bed that night.

On our stretch we stopped in Iowa... we did a lot of growing while we were driving through...

And in NebraskaOn day three we only had about 500 miles left to go before we got to Provo. Thankfully it went by really fast and we got into Provo at about 2:00pm. We unpacked our car and went to Cafe Rio for Dinner. The next two days in Provo we packed our little hearts out and said goodbye to a few of our friends. (We didn't get the chance to say goodbye to everyone that we wanted to because we were there for such a short period. Sorry to those we didn't get to see but we love you and we'll miss you!)

Saying goodbye to:
The Henderson's and the Partridge's
To the Pillow Talk Ladies: Erika (i stole this from your blog if you couldn't tell)

And Leandra (we are all sorts of upons in this picture!)
And finally saying goodbye to Aaron's side of the FamilyWe put the finishing touches on packing this madness
Loaded this truck:
And we moved to San Jose, another 838 miles. I never want to drive anywhere again.


Ashby said...

You are a well travelled woman this summer! I need to come visit you guys! We miss you!

Neal said...

Aaron, I seem to remember a time when I once offered to teach you how to drive a stick shift. I think I even gave you the lecture about it being one of those useful skills that comes in handy throughout life. Nobody, ever listens to me...and your a pansy for never learning.