We’re one!! Over one thousand blog posts later.. here we are. We’re not where we thought we’d be, even though we had no idea where that would be. Funny how that works out. We drove around THIRTY THOUSAND MILES (all caps were totally necessary, that’s a lot of driving!). We’ve been in almost every state and can’t wait to see the ones we’ve missed and saw some fun roadside attractions.
I’ve taken about 5000 photographs. He has taken about 5. Hmmm.. now you know why he’s the only one in all of the photos, he is the ham of the family though. Photography and the editing (even if it’s just resizing), is the most time consuming thing of the whole blogging process, but how else could we share the biggest legs or longest map? Not to mention cutie pie penelope.
Of those 5000 photos, not included were about an additional 1000 of blurry trees as we zipped down the highway, instead of some beautiful something, the photo snapped in front of a tree. Seriously, a thousand might be a bit of an exaggeration, but hundreds for sure.
We know for sure that the United States is beautiful to drive through, has something for everyone, is nothing like we expected and exactly what we expected. We’ve been in more wind in the first 6 months of the year than we’ve been in our entire lives and realized the U.S. has more desert than we ever imagined. We’ve not been to one single state/city/town that at least three people didn’t say they’ve had the weirdest and most unusual weather they have ever had there this past year. Lucky us to be here, there and everywhere to concur on this with them.
We’ve learned that we can live in 175sq. ft together for a year and still be married. That we are adaptable. Hello laundromats, strange bathrooms, and no more hot showers steps away from the bed each morning. Going outside to turn the oven on, wearing a shower robe outside, en route to the shower house and seeing more people on that walk than we’d normally see all day. Adaptable. Yes.
Thanks to each and every one of you for following along with us… who knows what’s next.