Road Tripping from Virginia to California
Hi Friends! I have arrived in San Diego in one piece! I'm working on a post on how to move across the country in your car, but for now, enjoy some of my favorite pics from the road.
We left Northern Virginia early Tuesday morning with my car all packed up. Mom encouraged me to take a selfie. How does she know what that word means? I'm in the back seat with the seat next to me folded down.
After driving down Virginia, we ended up in Tennessee. Dad couldn't understand why all the radio stations were country music.
One of our notable stops was real Memphis BBQ! It was pretty good, but I wasn't blown away. You can also see Henry above. He's a traveling toy I got in a McDonald's happy meal in Las Vegas a few years back. I've neglected him on a few trips but I wanted to make sure he came across the country with me.
Arkansas and Oklahoma were next! It was fun getting to capture all the state signs. It helped that all the exits count down to 1 as you drive east to west, so we knew when to expect the sign.
Somewhere in Oklahoma. I thought these posts were cool.
We traveled mostly across Route 40 which is partly the old Route 66. They both intertwine with each other and we got to drive on it from Tennessee through Arizona. We got our kicks at this McDonald's, haha!
We only drove through the top tip of Texas, and sadly it was uneventful. I will say it was interesting to see how the country changed as you drove.
Somewhere in Texas.
The New Mexico sign was pretty cool!
Amazing New Mexico sunset. This was one of my favorite photos from the trip and a sign of things to come.
Beautiful mountain views during our drive.
Arizona was the first state since Tennessee that I was able to get out of the car and stand in front of it to take a photo. It was humongous!
We did very little sight seeing but I jumped at the opportunity to stop at the Wigwam Motel in Arizona! These teepees are real cement motel rooms that you can sleep in overnight. I really wanted to stay here but my parents did not share my excitement. It was still cool to see. They have real vintage cards between each tent!
Finally, we reached California! We ended up going south after approaching Flagstaff as to avoid LA traffic during a rain storm. We ended up taking a pretty crazy route in the mountains while it was rain and foggy and mom and I were scared. Hmmmm maybe the traffic route would have been better!
Somewhere in Arizona.
Have you ever taken a cross country trip?