Whenever life is busiest and full of moments I want to write down here to remember, I never have time to actually do it. It always goes that way right?
Since I last blogged some of our adventures in LA, we went home for my nephew's christening. I started a new tattoo. Two of my best friends came to visit. I got into grad school. We went on a beyond incredible road trip around the Pacific Northwest. Both of my best friends in California moved away. We actually checked a lot of stuff off the California Bucket List.
We are moving NEXT month. It's so surreal. We won't be California Callahans anymore. (I feel like I should change the blog name and start afresh. What do you think?) When I started the blog, we were in the midst of moving from Hawaii to California, and now we're moving back to Massachusetts. Have we come full circle?
I have a lot of mixed emotions about the whole thing. I can't wait to be close to family, but I don't feel like home is home anymore. Anyone know what I'm saying? But at the same time I can't see us settling anywhere else.
Anyway, as usual, I'm trying to start again with good intentions to recap some of those adventures and then record our adventures in real time. We have some pretty exciting ones coming up! We'll see if I can actually follow through.
But I do want your input/advice/opinions on something. We will be driving cross country for about a month (!!!) and we have our basic route planned out. This was our tentative route a couple months ago, we've since made some changes - one being going to four corners and arches after Colorado, another being a stop in Sedona - but does anyone have places we must NOT miss that are not too far off this route? Places that might be overrated? There are some places I've discovered in my research that I just cannot believe aren't like world famous. So I know there's places I haven't discovered that I'll be sad I missed out on after the fact!
I can't wait to tell you guys about the Pacific Northwest. Obsessed. If any of you live there, I am ridiculously envious of you.