We have been home a few days from our two people road trip, slowly adjusting back to life and putting everything away. As I was loading the 1,000 photos onto our computer, we were informed that our hard-drive was full. Well, that should not have happened, and needless to say, it was clearly my fault. So, processing our road trip photos is on hold, and so is writing about it, at length. Luckily, I took a notebook, mini-blogged in short-handed notes as we traveled half way across the country and back, as we saw new sights, and experienced new things. It wouldn’t be a Scott and Courtney trip without a misadventure, or two, or ten. Of course, in the bigger cities, we got lost, and spent some time with the locals, but we’ve been doing that for years and our misadventures when we travel, could be another book.
Before we left, it was requested that we share pictures through Facebook. The only way we could do that was through our phone cameras through Instagram, so here you go, here are our WORST vacation photos, taken with my camera phone. Most of them are as shot, meaning I didn’t do anything to them in the Instagram application. Keep in mind, we were on a road trip, so most of these photos were taken from a moving car, with a 3 megapixel camera phone. They are not my best work, and not even close to the beauty we saw. They do, however, tell a quick story of a 7 day, 6 state trip out west. Disclaimer: this is my most boring post to date, is poorly written. I do apologize in advance.
Day One: Over 14 hours in the car Fremont, Nebraska to Salt Lake City Utah
Day Two: Northern Utah, Northern Nevada, and California Another 14 hours in the Car.
Day 3 – We spent the day exploring San Francisco. We slept in Los Banos, CA that night. A total of 4 hours in the car.
Day 4 – We drove 6 Hours to Temecula, CA and had a 365 Meet up with a friend (no photos) and then drove another 6 hours to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Day 5 – Was spent in Vegas – No Instagram
Day 6 – We were READY to get out of Vegas. We spent it in Southern Nevada, Arizona, and Utah making our way to the Arches National Park. We slept in Western Colorado that night. I think it was another 14-15 hours in the car.
Day 7 – We drove to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and went HIGH up in the mountains. We made it to Lincoln, NE by 3:30am Sunday morning. Too many hours in the car….
Sunday – We technically weren’t at our house when this photo was taken, but to me people are my home, not a house, land, town, or place. I think that is why Scott and I cannot settle down and find that perfect town to live….
4,126 miles after we started our trip….The stories we have, the sights we saw, I am still processing it my head. I am excited to see the photos on my computer screen, but even the photos are not the same as being there, as living it. If you ever go out west, I recommend doing it by car. It is A LOT of miles, and LOTS of time in the car, but there are things you will miss and will never see if you fly over it. Life is too short to miss it.