Friday, August 17, 2012

So Long, Farewell

Tomorrow is the day!
15 months after requesting a transfer, I am packed up. The truck is loaded with all of my worldly possessions and we are hitting the road. The drive to my new home of Sacramento will be 2,583 miles.
We've decided to break the drive into five days. We haven't set all of the stops in stone because basically we'll be seeing how we feel each day and how much longer we can stand to be on the road and in the car. I know we're shooting for St. Louis, Missouri for that first night. That's around 8-9 hours of driving and with a truck and car that's a lot of driving. 

Some people may ask, why not take the northern route? Well from what I've heard from a few people who've driven across the country before, with a truck it can be slow going once you hit the mountains. The northern route also makes me wonder about the frequency of gas stations. Want to know how many miles to the gallon the moving truck gets? Oh that would be a whopping 8-10 miles. No wonder the price of everything is rising! It's the truck gas we're all paying for now. So the southern route it is then! 

During this drive, I wish for 3 things...
1. I wish for us to get there safely and without any incidents of sickness or thefts. 
2. I wish for mental piece. I hope to feel 100% confident in the choices that are being made. I'm really close to 100% but with such big life changes, I assume there's always that little bit of doubt that creeps inside.
3. To see some of the USA and make a memory that will last forever. 

Catch all of you on the flip side! West Coast Bound!!

19 comments:

Lily said...

wow! good luck and be safe! This is really a major move and I could never see myself doing it lol. Best to you!

JMJE said...

Yay. Good luck. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I hope all goes well for you and your move lady!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Safe travels!! Welcome to the west coast!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I am beyond stoked for you, even though it's going to be a long drive, but a beautiful one too. Have a good trip, drive safe...California awaits you!!!

Krystal said...

Sounds like a great trip and move though. Good luck. We will all be thinking of you! :)

Adrienne said...

EEEK! I am SO excited for you! You're going to see OH so much these next few days!

This is the trip of a lifetime!

tara said...

hope you have a safe trip and make a bunch of amazing memories along the way!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Best of luck sweetheart!!! I will pray for peace for you. It's not easy making a huge change like this but I promise you it will be for the best.

Kristin said...

Safe travels girl!! ill say a prayer for u guys

Shoshanah said...

I hope you're having a safe & fun trip! And I definitely think not overly planning road trips is the way to go. You just never know what fun stops you'll find on the way.

Meghan said...

Ahh! So exciting! Good luck, lady!

Sam Morgan said...

Well I'm sad you're not taking the northern route, otherwise you'd probably come right through my town! Well I hope that the driving isn't too bad and that you get to sunny sacramento safely.

Candace said...

Safe travels for you! It's so exciting to do a cross country move. We had a blast!

Jax said...

So sad we didnt get to play, but I am so excited to hear about your adventure and see your new home!!!

Nicole Marie said...

safe travels!

Carrie said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of driving! Sounds like fun though. :) Good luck!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

yeeeee!!! drive safe!!! have a blast! and enjoy unpacking!

Behold the Metatron said...

Best of luck to you!

kristen
www.beholdthemetatron.com