Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cross-Country Road Trip

Adam and I have been toying with the idea of taking a road trip to see his grandparents in....ARIZONA!!!! I have never been west of Colorado and, while he has, he greatly wants to visit his grandparents and spend some quality time with them!

The longest we have been in the car together was a trip to Lake Michigan from Kansas City last summer which was broken up into two days. The trip to AZ will obviously be broken up as well and I think our marriage can survive a road trip like this, but Adam is a little worried! I don't blame him, I can definitely be a back seat driver!

Whenever I think of the possibility of this trip, I get really excited for a variety of reasons! 1. To see some sites that I have never seen before, 2. Spend quality time with the hubby! 3. Spend some quality time with his grandparents!

So I am asking all 4 of my subscribed readers and whoever else takes the time to read this thing, what advice do you have for taking an affordable, fun-filled road trip? How do you budget your time, your stops, etc.? These questions are especially aimed toward Candice who, her and her hubby, have taken several road trips all over the place and always see to have a WONDERFUL time!


  1. Find interesting things along the way to stop and see and to stretch your legs. Don't forget to eat at out of the way diners. Yummy.

  2. I LOVE this idea! The good news is you already have a GPS. You can't blame one another for your route if the GPS told you to go that way. :)

    It's all about flexibility. My recommendations:
    -Save up extra money so you can book hotels the day of and not feel bad about the $10 you could have saved by booking online.
    -If you have different opinions about where to stay, eat or what to do, just remind each other that it's about the journey, not the destination. Take turns deciding where to eat, sleep and visit along the way, and don't judge the other's decision. (You'll both laugh about it later.)
    -Download lots of podcasts with interests you share!

    I'm itching for another roadtrip! I love being out of our comfort zone and truly alone with each other. I want to hear all about it if you go through with this!

    Thanks for the shout-out BTW! :) Let's talk soon!

  3. I really hope you and Adam take the time to take this trip. Not only will it be wonderful quality time for the two of you, but it would mean so much to his grandparents. Some day he will be glad to took time to visit them.........