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I added another pin to my world map of places that I’ve traveled to. This pin was for Moab, Utah.

It took me years to see Moab. Literally. My traditional group of camping friends have gone every year for the past 3-4 years during Memorial Day Weekend, and I’ve missed past trips due to prior commitments. But not this year! My man and I packed up Millie [my new car] for the weekend and took the 7 hour road-trip to Utah!

Moab was exactly how I’d pictured it. I stalked endless photos on Pinterest and Tumblr to get some photography inspiration of where we might be camping, but in typical fashion, my tribe of friends found a secluded spot in the middle of NOWHERE. Moab is pretty spread out, so I figured we wouldn’t have to go far. Sounds easy, right? Not so. The spot we were headed to was no easy trek [ie: rugged dirt road, climbing over rocks, white knuckle driving, and you better have good tires and a bad-ass car] But when we arrived, we had the best red landscape scenery for the entire weekend. In my head, I named Moab “Big Red”.

We spent 3 days in the hot sun covered in red dust, but they were well spent. Lots of ATV exploring, rock climbing, sunset watching, cave finding, fire cooking, drinking games, and potato-launching. [we didn’t make Smore’s though… I’m kind of kicking myself, because they made these square-shaped marshmallows specifically for Smore’s and I didn’t use them! Fail.]

There is something very special about Moab though. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, be sure to add it to yo’ bucket list!

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craving the road

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[photos via Pinterest + Tumblr]

I drive a lot. I drive to work every day, I drive home from work every day. Sometimes I run errands during work, and I definitely drive on the weekends. And if I’m upset about something, I drive to calm myself down. I actually explained to a friend today that driving is a form of meditation for me. Unless I’m sitting in traffic or in a rush to be somewhere, I am quite fond of being behind the wheel. It’s calming. It’s mindless. Sometimes I find myself zoning out and then minutes later wondering how I managed to still drive functionally. Does that happen to anyone else? No? Just me then?

I’ll be going on a Mid West road trip soon. Memorial Day weekend to be exact. I’ll be retrieving a friend and driving back with her to Colorado. I could never say no to a road trip. We’re going to ‘wing it’ all weekend and just take our time driving through the country. However, I do have a few must-do’s: find a famous diner, see Mt. Rushmore, longboard down an empty highway, camp in the forest, take lots of photos, watch the sunrise, lodge in a B+B, hike up a mountain, etc. There is so much to do when you have a car and a friend and no agenda. It will be miles of good company, good conversation, and great exploring.

Until then, I’ll just be sitting here craving the road.

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