Sorry to keep you, but the wait is over! I hope you enjoy reading my first blog post about my road trip across America! It’s been a week since I’ve left NC and every day has been fun and exciting; and a bit challenging since I’ve been mastering my stick shift skills along the way. So far I’ve traveled through NC, TN, AR, OK, TX, NM, CO, and now I’m in beautiful Utah! Each state is a little bit different with its own little quirks. I’ve been sure to write them down so I can share them with you. Here are some things I’ve noticed along the way:
- Pretty countryside
- Jerk drivers that are always in a hurry
- Memphis - it’s a sad, rundown town where the cab drives don’t want to give you a ride, and their road system is seriously screwed up.
- Avoiding “mongo” potholes (according to mom)
- Lots of dead armadillos
- Mom likes to randomly start singing the musical the entire time we’re in the state
- Unique good food..Bloody Mary’s to be specific
- Chevy vehicles everywhere..no Ford drivers in this state
- 75 mph on the freeway (hell yes!)
- Not much going on with Route 66 :(
- Only saw one cop
- Every other radio station is spanish music
- Santa Fe was way too touristy
- Taos was really cool
- The Pueblos are extremely polite
- Unrealistic speed limits driving up mountains (65mph)
- The higher the altitude, the hotter the sun
- Not a lot of cell service going on
So here are some photos up to New Mexico..Colorado and Utah will get their own personal blog post:) So, check it out and I hope you all enjoy!
Car is packed full and Maddie is pissed we’re leaving.
Sun Studio in Memphis (where Elvis recorded)
Pueblo village in Taos, NM
Bought a beautiful turquoise bracelet from these little cuties.
Frozen dirty chai and a chocolate milkshake
Earthship Biotecture homes made out of recycled materials..and half way under ground!