Road Trip Tip: To Do List

It may feel a bit unrealistic to step out of “real life” for a time and go on a road trip. However, with some planning and determination it is possible. We decided it was now or never and went for it; it turned out to be an amazing life experience. When we were getting ready … Continue reading »

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Provo, UT

  After 12,352 miles and 93 nights on the road we finally made it home. Home sweet Provo! It is interesting that we really do call this place home because we just kind of ended up here and we’ve lived here for many years of college, plus practically since we’ve been married. It feels nice … Continue reading »

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Cedar City, Utah

  We made it all the way back to Utah (just in time) to have Thanksgiving at Bre’s sister’s house with all her family. It was a fun couple of days filled with food, fun, family, friends, and taking it easy. We had a little celebration for Bre’s birthday-Keri made a delicious cake. We ate an … Continue reading »

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Grand Canyon National Park

  It was a little out of our way, but it was so hard not to stop since the Grand Canyon was right there. Besides, Jarred had never seen it and given all the other things we have seen, we thought it was prudent to check out the stuff in our own backyard. Thanksgiving was … Continue reading »

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Flagstaff, AZ

We had originally planned to drive all the way from Phoenix up to Cedar City Utah, and make a quick stop by the Grand Canyon along the way. When we arrived at Flagstaff, however, we decided we were done traveling for the day and that we were going to stay there for the night. It … Continue reading »

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Tempe, Arizona

We arrived at Nate and Lisa’s in the early morning hours after a long drive through the night. We then proceeded to nap for pretty much the whole day. Staying with Nate and Lisa felt like home too. When are we going to live in the same city again guys? They just moved in a … Continue reading »

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El Paso, TX

Along the road to Arizona we had wanted to explore Big Bend National Park. We had considered staying in a small town called Marathon, where there was a unique hostel advertised online. However, when we called in we only got a voice mail so we decided not to rely upon it as a place to … Continue reading »

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Kerrville, TX

We hoped to couch surf one more time while we were on our road trip, so in Austin Bre started looking up some places to stay. It turns out that there aren’t any people along I-10 in west Texas on the CS site, so we put in some short notice requests for near San Antonio … Continue reading »

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San Antonio, TX

We planned a day trip to explore San Antonio. It was majorly raining with a big thunderstorm when we were leaving Austin, but by the time we made it to San Antonio it had all cleared up, which made for really great weather. Again, there were people in the city, but it didn’t feel as … Continue reading »

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Austin, TX

Texas had warmed us up quite a bit as we were driving, so when we arrived at our hotel we decided to get some exercise by going swimming. We put our swimming suits on and went down to the pool. Then we touched the water, which had many leaves in it and was very cold … Continue reading »

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Beaumont, Texas

We stopped in Beaumont for just one night because Texas is way big too make it all the way to Austin in just one hop. It was really interesting to see the mile markers as we came into the state; we don’t remember ever seeing an exit number above 700 before. Guess the only other … Continue reading »

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New Orleans, Louisiana

The hotels in New Orleans turned out to be kind of expensive, which surprised us a bit. It may have been due to the holiday weekend. We stayed in a hotel outside of the city in an area that appeared to have been hit pretty bad by hurricane Katrina back in 2005. It was a little odd to see … Continue reading »

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Biloxi, Mississippi

The gulf area of Mississippi and Louisiana are quite interesting in that they had their 4 star hotels priced just slightly above what the 2 and 1 star hotels were at so we decided to just stay in the four star. This was the fist time on our road trip we had stayed in a 4 star and it was a … Continue reading »

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Pensacola, FL

We just happened to stay in Pensacola due to a reasonably priced hotel. Boy did we luck out, we didn’t realize how awesome the area is. On our road trip we have found all sorts of fun little places like this quite by accident. It is kinda a touristy area but the white sand beaches are amazing.  The first … Continue reading »

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Lake City, FL

It has finally come to a point on our road trip when it is time to start heading back, especially since we didn’t want to feel rushed to get back by Thanksgiving. We started working our way back toward “home” and caught a priceline hotel in Lake City. The time in Lake City was spent … Continue reading »

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