Take Me Home – Road Trip 2016

This year as already been a whirlwind, and I’m both thrilled and terrified that we’re already welcoming July this week (say what?!). In the past week, I finished my OT Fieldwork and grad school, drove back across the country from NC to CO, graduated (woot woot!), and have been settling in back at home. Lots of stuff going on, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so happy to be back in Colorado, with my family and pets, and looking forward to the next chapter of my life. I don’t really know how to be an adult human that isn’t in school, so it’ll be an interesting transition to the “real world” for sure.

I’ve already got lots of blog posts to share with you all, but for now I want to share some pictures from the road trip my dad and I took (driving me back to CO). It could’ve been a super boring drive, but we broke up the hours and made a couple of stops along the way. All of these pictures are from Nashville, TN. Hope you have a great week!

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

HORRIBLE quality photo, but I had to share this delicious hot chicken and waffles. When in Nashville…

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

View from the pedestrian bridge

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

taking the typical tourist picture outside the Johnny Cash Museum (which was SO GOOD, by the way. If you’re ever in Nashville, definitely check this out!). These are from the museum, as well:

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

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Johnny Cash was an amazing performer. So cool to learn more about him.

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

My dad met Elvis (lol) on Broadway! We liked Nashville, but as people who really don’t enjoy country music it wasn’t necessarily our scene. But I’m so glad we had the chance to visit!

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

Road Trip via Imperfect Cheron

The Parthenon (exact replica) was amazing. You can see me in the last photo as a size comparison. It was the perfect park to have a picnic lunch and hang out for a while before hitting the road again.

xo

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Road Trip

I hope you had a wonderful holiday, you guys. Happy 2016!

It’s been pretty busy around here with lots of exploring and driving and eating and driving (road trips, am I right?). My brother and dad helped me drive the 30-35 hour trip from Colorado to Florida last week, and yes, we hit all of those crazy storms along the way. It was a lot of fun, and I’m so thankful they were able to come along for the ride.

I want to share some photos from our trip in my little corner of the internet today:

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New Mexico looked gorgeous from the backseat…adding it to my travel to-do list!

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At a gas station in Dalhart, TX

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A neato statue in Houston, TX as we drove past

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This bridge in Baton Rouge, LA made me go all heart-eyed emoji

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This is a major photo fail…a combination of sitting in the backseat + being super scared because of the scariest storms we were driving through. Maybe my resolution should be to learn how to take better photos! lol

alabama

Alabama looked like a pretty cool place, except we were driving through tornado warnings the whole time. Not good.

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We stopped in Panama City Beach, FL for an afternoon on the way down. It was a beautiful beach!

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PoFolks chicken + dumplings and cornbread. Amazing. Callaway, FL.

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The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park was a great way to spend an afternoon. Lots of amazing animals in very natural cages (the hippo was just in his eating area, don’t worry, he has a nice big pond and looked very happy). Fun for adults and kids!

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My brother is the best (:

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I love the beach!

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That sunset though…paradise.

xo.