Well, we have been back for almost a week now, and I still haven't even unpacked. This trip was unlike anything I have ever set out to do. Driving for multiple days straight was pretty tough, but so many memories were made. You really do get to know a person when you're stuck in a car with them for a week.
We drove From Atlanta to Payton's small town in Alabama, from there we drove for about 22 hours to get to the Grand Canyon. That was a doozy, but it was totally worth it once we got there. After that little stop, we drove another 7 hours to L.A. Los Angeles MADE this trip. We crashed at a friend's house who lives in L.A. on campus as a USC student, so he was in the perfect location for us to hit every little touristy spot we had on our bucket list. Being in L.A. was pretty entertaining with this small town girl... "I'm from a three red light town, people don't believe me when I tell them that but its true! That's why I don't know what crosswalks are!"
We got to go to all the fun photo op places around L.A. as well as shop at the cutest store ever! LF Stores don't sell online, you can only buy in stores, so if you are ever near one of their locations, GO CHECK THEM OUT! Seriously there stuff is ridiculously amazing, the stylists were great, and the products are one of a kind.
After 2 days and 3 nights in L.A. we left bright and early for San Fran, got to see the Golden Gate Bridge, and ventured around just a little before taking our last plunge to get home. Another 7 or so hours in the car, and we finally... FINALLY got home at 4am.
Here is a little slide show of our pictures, in order of the states we traveled through! As you can tell, we stopped caring so much once we got into the last two states... We didn't feel like getting out of the car for the Oregon picture, so we just used the side view mirror on the car to get our faces in the picture with the sign HA! Lazy... and then we barely caught the Washington sign... I was driving and kinda smacked Payton to wake up and take it really quick before we passed it so its blurry and pretty much unnoticeable...
We laughed, we cried, got lost, ran out of gas, got pulled over... Anyways, the point is we had a great time, and there is no one else I would have wanted to experience this week of homelessness with!