**For all the geography gurus out there, I know my stars aren’t perfectly aligned with the cities I’m visiting. There’s a reason I’m not going to grad school for cartography 😉
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Today, I thought it would be fun to share my preliminary road trip plans with y’all. For any new readers around here (welcome!), I am moving from Washington, DC to Seattle, Washington in just over a month to start the coordinated MPH/RD program at the University of Washington. I’m taking just what I can fit in my car (and my mom!) We are still working out the details of our road trip, but we have the general route planned.
First of all, we need a name for this drive because no epic cross-country trip should be without a name ← taking suggestions! Second of all, I would love restaurant suggestions, pit stop ideas, must-see tourist sites, off-the-beaten-path stops, etc. if you have any to offer along the general route listed below, please suggest away!
- Day 1: I’ll start the first leg of our journey in Virgina and drive as far as I can (probably around 8 hours) before stopping at a hotel. Podcasts and books on tape are a must for this leg!
- Day 2: Drive another 7-8 hours and arrive in Columbia, MO to spend a few days with my family.
- Day 3: Rest day at home with the fam
- Day 4: Push through a 10-hour drive to Denver, Colorado!
- Day 5: Rest day in Colorado
- Day 6: Head to the Grand Teton National Park (7-8 hour drive)
- Day 7: Spend a day at the Grand Teton National Park ← checking something off my 30 before 30 list!
- Day 8: Drive to Missoula, Montana. Thanks to Laura for the suggestion!
- Day 9/10: Spend some time in Missoula (possibly a whole day) before our final stretch into Seattle! (7 hours)
There is some room for flexibility/stops along the way, but our main goal is to get to Seattle swiftly so my mom can relax and enjoy the city; and if I’m totally honest, I’m really looking forward to utilizing her design skills when setting up my place and making it look cute 🙂 ← aren’t parents just the best?
My mom also loves Seattle and has missed it a lot since we moved (15+) years ago. This trip not only gives her and me some one-on-one time, it’s also a chance for her to visit with some close friends. Perfect!
Today, I get to dissect a fetal pig in my Human Anatomy Class. Pretty sure I may pass out (I really need to get my act together before I start working in a hospital!)
- Did you ever had to dissect anything in class?
- What is the longest you’ve ever ridden/driven in the car?
- If you could visit anywhere in the US, where would you go?