Personal: 2019 Family Road Trip Across the USA
My husband, dog, and I just returned from a phenomenal 3 week, cross-country road trip. On our first day of driving, I downloaded an app that tracked which states you’ve been to / how much you have a connection to that state. I had been to 27 states. Turns out my husband had been to every state except Alaska! Let me tell you, we did a LOT of traveling in these 3 weeks. By the end of the trip, I had added 9 more states to my list – Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska. We ended up driving over 8,000 miles!
My favorite parts of the trip, in no particular order…
Spending time with my man and my dog
Visiting friends we don’t normally get to see
Seeing our friend’s cattle ranch in Missouri
Learning to ski from the most awesome Jimmy (age 77!!!) in Jackson Hole
Ending the trip seeing both sides of the family at my in-laws’ house
Making new friends during my ski class and promising to visit each other
Other random, notable moments
Braving negative temperatures for over a week and half
Skiing 4 days over our trip
Learned that La Quinta is one of the few hotel chains that doesn’t charge a pet fee
Found an amazing second-hand athletic store in Bozeman, Montana. We totally geeked out.
Okay, so maybe the BISON were a huge highlight of the trip, just because seeing them had been on my bucket list for a long time. Fun fact: American Bison is native to North and South America and Europe, while the other two buffalo species reside in Africa and Asia. (I had been calling the American ones buffalo before this trip!)
Anyway, here are some of my favorite shots of the bison: