Wednesday, August 27

here and there



New Mexico





The last month has brought me roughly 10,000 miles of travel. Maybe I'm exaggerating (though maybe I'm not) and anyway, that's how it felt so it doesn't really matter. August also brought much fewer home-cooked meals than I am accustomed to, and too many bathroom breaks in convenient stores and aboard trains. Despite my lack of friends/family/acquaintances, I've enjoyed the companionship of C the most. And now I'm in the business of making my new home just that: my new home. I'm committing. Getting comfortable. Testing grocery stores and laundromats.

Above is a glimpse at the first 2,000+ miles, made by automobile with gas prices at their peak, and with a musical backrop of mix CDs compiled by our totally awesome friends who stocked us up for the trip---and who also do a good job of keeping us cool, and making us happy. (You guys are the best.)

The last stop was Virginia, where I was too busy/excited/relieved to take even one passenger seat photo. But here we are.



aimee heff said...

I am so happy to hear you made it safe and sound.

I have a city crush on DC. I lived there for the Fall of 2003 and I find it to be a truly romantic city. There is always something going on in that city.

Enjoy! We've missed you!

Tiffany said...

I'm glad for you that all the getting there is done.

And I'm glad for me that you're back to the blog. You've been missed!

brooke romney said...

Those are awesome pics. I hope you love your new home!

alyson. said...

yay!! I'm glad you made it. :) I've been wondering where my blogging buddy has been.

lane said...

Welcome back! East Coast Rules!!!

Pretty soon you better have some pics of NYC to add to the collection :)

My fav was Arkansas--who knew it was so lush? Like some kinda southern states jungle.

Dede said...

I'm so glad you made it there safe! Love all the pictures. I did that drive many years ago in a uhaul and I thought it was fun to see how different every state is. Can't wait to visit!

Robin said...

Glad you made it! I love the pics of your journey.

Linnea said...

Wow, you're a real traveller! What a trip :o) I would love to drive across the US one day...! Enjoy Virginia. It has three times been my home :o) but now I'm on the other coast. Have a great Thursday!

Lorilee said...

love the photos ali. glad too see you made it safe and sound.
can't wait to hear more about your new home.

Lorilee said...

opps, only one o on too.......... still trying to figure out how to type one handed.

Jeremy said...

Glad to hear you guys made it there safely and fun to see parts of your journey through the photos! this fabled AC/D.C. blog going to really happen? I hope so!!!

allison said...

I love the different states photos. I'm glad you enjoyed the mix cd's ;)

I'm excited to see more photos of this new life of yours!

Ann Marie said...

You made it! Glad you are safe and well. I know you'll make your home just as hip and pretty as your last. I'm looking forward to getting to know DC through you!

laceyJ. said...

Looks like it was a fun journey! (I still can't believe you live clear over.... there.) Excited to hear more about your new adventures!

marta said...

am excited to hear about such an adventure! i can hardly believe it.. your new place and a new beginning. it's exciting and terribly nerve-racking i'm sure. best to you. talk a lot in church and wave to all the neighbors you see. new friends will come a'flocking to you! thinking of you!

Ann said...

you're in the dc area, aren't you? my family and i just moved down south of you-a small town near viringia tech. if you're ever in the area, let me know! enjoy the east!
-lane's roomie-Ann

babelfish said...

Hope you are settling into your new dwelling and making it a fabulous home.