Thursday, July 8, 2010

craiglist adventure!

Today I went on a quest to find a cooler to bring on our trip cross country....

The plan is to use a cooler to store food and drinks in so we dont have to buy all of our meals on the road! Economical, eh? :)

I began looking at (because amazon has everything) and found the ones I wanted to be 40+ dollars. Lame, right?!

And then there was craigslist--oh how I love thee! I ran a search and found the most perfect cooler for the most perfect price!

....and here is the obligatory first picture of the blog....



Can you believe it? Im clearly a little too excited but hey, its the little things right?

So now comes the fun part of naming it...I dont normally name inanimate objects but I was hanging with a friend tonight telling her all about my exciting cooler adventures and she said "So, you're gonna name it, right?" So now I'm naming it.... :)

Right now the front-runner name I think is Blythe so as you can see, it's not looking too good. But-with the help of my trusty readers (all 2 of you maybe?), I wonder if we can come up with anything better. Any suggestions?

(25 days and counting)


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

3 1/2 weeks and counting.....

It's hard to believe that in 3 1/2 weeks I will be moving away from California and heading to Massachusetts to go to graduate school....if you have mentioned that I would be doing this a year ago I would have thought you were crazy! But alas, here I am. :)

The main purpose of this blog is to document my 10 day journey across the United States, but with 3 1/2 weeks left before I leave Im going to try and document a few "before the move" things so that I can figure out how to work this thing. (And as you know....packing boxes is so fun and exciting that it just has to be documented! haha)

Ok, Here is what we have planned for our journey thus far:

Day 1: Boise, ID
Day 2: West Yellowstone (we will hang in Boise part of the day and then drive to West Yellowstone in the afternoon)
Day 3: Spend the day in Yellowstone
Day 4: Drive to Custer, SD (this is the Mt. Rushmore area)
Day 5: do touristy things in the morning, and then drive into the Badlands
Day 6: Drive to MN to hang with some family friends
Day 7: Drive to Chicago
Day 8: Head to Dayton OH area to spend time with more friends
Day 9: Hershey, PA
Day 10: Amherst, MA

okay, that's it for now--check back soon for more!