So about two years ago my husband and I along with some friends decided to take a trip to Louisville, Kentucky.
The only thing is that we couldn’t fly there for a free reasons, the first was because we had a friend with us who couldn’t fly and second it was mega expensive!
I don’t know why in the U.S. we can’t have cheaper domestic flights. =(
Anyway, we had to take a whole week off work and had to be very diligent with how many stops we made in order for us to be able to go and come back in a timely matter.
We left wednesday like around 11pm from our home in Lancaster, California. We packed on gas, snacks and I made sure to download plenty of good music.
On our way there we had to pick up some friends who got stranded in vegas, so we took a different route then the one the GPS wanted us to take.
We drove non-stop for more than 30 hours. And only my husband and I took turns driving. We each took shifts of 12 hours and one last shift of 3-4 hours each.
It was very exhausting, BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!!
On the way there we drove passed Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and finally made it to Kentucky. Not sure if we made it pass Indiana.
The only states we saw during the day were Utah, Colorado, and Missouri, I think Illinois but I don’t remember much about that. All I can say is that its true when people say Colorado is beautiful! Its mega GREEN!
We didn’t have time to make pit stops, but we definitely made a stop in Colorado. The view of the mountains was completely breath taking. I mean, Ive been living in Utah where there’s lots of mountains everywhere and its very pretty to look at, but this was some other chizz.
Once we made it to Kentucky, all I knew was that I wanted to try the local food. Unfortunately we were on a budget and a time limit so when we got there we ate some McDonalds real quick and got ready for the three day convention we went for.
On the last day we said we’d go to some place that didn’t exits in California, so on one of the gas station stops we spotted a place called Bojangles. We went in and right away the smell of chicken and all the flavors of all the food made out tummy growl like the beast just saw beauty in a bathing suit. lol
We each ordered a meal with fried chicken and two side, or as they say over there “fixin’s”. That chicken made KFC an Popeyes looks like amateur hours. I felt cheated. lol Why don’t we have a Bojangles on the west coast?
anyway, I think we might take a trip some time in the near future to see what other deliciousness we’re missing out on.
On the way back we went through another route. We drove passes Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and back to our beloved golden state.
On they way we had to make a put stop at the Grand Canyon, which neither of us had ever been to. So an hour detour didn’t seem that bad.
In total we were on the road for about 65 hours and got pulled over like 5 times but luckily NO TICKETS! The officers had mercy on us for being out of town.
Im so glad we took this trip, even though it was a looooong drive, it was awesome. Now I feel like I just get in my car and drove across the country in two days like nothing. =)
There were more pictures I took via Snapchat but didn’t save them all! =(
Good thing our brain remembers all the amazing-ness it sees!