Monday, April 18, 2011

Moving: Planning the Trip

   Lately all I have been able to think about and thoroughly focus on has been the move we are going to make down south in about a month. There are times when it gets stressful, but 90 percent of the time its full of excitement! I get to move back to where I'm from and be around my family again after over 10 years! Plus, I'm getting away from this place, which is a big suck fest. I hate to have to say that, because I've learned so much growing up here and I wouldn't be the same person having not, but I'm over it. I'm over having to drive an hour just to get to a Walmart, an hour and a half just to go to a mall or anywhere good to eat, and its even over 20 minutes to the nearest dollar store. It SUCKS.

   BUT, I'm not just excited about getting away from here and being down there. I'm excited for the trip itself. I have to tell you, I get very anxious in cars and driving in big cities, on interstates, going fast, and at night. It's horrible. So, I'm hoping it doesn't make this trip hard to enjoy. For now though, I'm looking forward to it and trying to not worry about the whole driving part, which will take 20 hours (not including bathroom/gas/misc breaks).

   One thing I'm excited about is just being on our own. We have never traveled by ourselves that long. I think the most was maybe 10 hours, round trip. We flew together as well, but never drove that far. We've also never really stayed in a hotel far from home by ourselves. It'll be a new experience for our relationship. Another thing, is going to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo! We are planning to make a stop there on the way. Its about 7 hours into the trip. I've been there before, but Danza hasn't and even though I have its been years. I'm sure they have built onto it a little since then. I'm looking forward most to the aquarium, the gorillas, the jungle, and the penguins!

   I'm still not sure where we are going to stop and stay. Maybe Kansas City or some town on the outskirts. There is still a lot to plan. Yesterday, we made a day out of sorting through our room and cleaning it out. We got rid of a lot of stuff, but I'm sure there's going to be more. I'll post on the blog the more I know.

   Oooh. One more thing I am excited for...the photo oppurtunities! :) There is sure to be a ton of photo posts during and after the trip! I plan on buying a couple of cameras before we leave. We are totally going to make a road trip out of this.

Happy Monday! XOXO

1 comment:

  1. Yay! sounds exciting, and any chance you get to take amazing photos, do so!