The past two weeks have been some of the most amazing days of my life. Traveling the east coast with my husband as we visited close family and friends allowed me time to explore the great outdoors, see cities and states I hadn’t before and learn about love, life, myself and my relationships on a deeper level.
And I’d like to extend a big thank you to all who have come along for the ride with us.
If I had to say what I learned most from the trip, it would be how much I love my husband.
The universe gave me a chance to see how important the commitment I made to this man is to me and I have a new-found excitement for getting to be with him everyday, for all the days we are given.
I also learned a few overall lessons and made some observations that I thought I’d share with you for the last of my Road Tripping posts…
- Bug spray is something now at the top of my packing list when traveling. Especially to the east coast.
- Tim Horton’s is very popular on that same east coast. (FYI, it’s a coffee place for those like myself who didn’t know.)
- Nissan Versas are a great rental. Smooth ride. Excellent mileage. Comfortable. (And no, I’m not getting paid by them…)
- Subway fast food restaurants are everywhere. Literally everywhere.
- Do not put on mascara while the car is moving.
- Overpacking is a waste. I learn more about it each time I travel. Biggest takeaway – Ask myself if I really will wear/use/read it. If I hesitate, don’t bring it.
- Priceline is my favorite travel website.
- Heated hotel pools are also a favorite of mine.
- My hair hates humidity, but I was prepared this time. I came armed with serum and a straightener.
- Lyft is a Godsend.
- Sometimes, Denny’s can in fact hit the spot.
- Each state has different rules for speeding. Some take it insanely serious. Others, almost invite it. My advice – pay attention and act accordingly, unless you want to waste your money and time.
- Rain is very different on the Atlantic/Pacific coasts. Atlantic is unpredictable, wild, warm, odd and part of life. Pacific is periodic, wet, cold and quite seasonal.
- I love to collect things and my bottle cap, seashell and magnet collections grew rapidly over the past fourteen days.
- I missed my bed, getting the mail and family the most while I was gone.
I am already looking forward to another trip. Stay tuned, as I hope you’ll join me then as well.