New Orleans

Sometimes having no plans pays off! I scored a super cheap room at the Hyatt in New Orleans. Oh you have no idea how good that bed felt!

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Thanks to that very long and astonishingly fast elevator, we found another thing that can trigger my Chiar

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Mississippi

We loved Mississippi, really. We found a cute little artsy beach town. This post could also be called, “what camping in a Prius in the hot south really looks like! We found a really lovely little rest area, but boy is it hot!

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Spanish moss gnomes beard
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Florida

We are roughing it in style. Sleeping in a Prius in a Walmart parking lot really isn’t bad when you can roll out of bed and find this!

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Georgia

After a night in the Car, we decided to splurge for a motel.

I loved that the free breakfast had grits instead of oatmeal (I don’t really like grits, but that’s not the point!)

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Vimala’s Curryblossom Café

The joy of finally eating at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe is great! These are truly some of the best people on earth. Vimala and her family are generous and tirelessly work for social justice.

It nourished my body and my soul to spend time with these lovely friends again.

It’s amazing how much I missed North Carolina. Mike says it’s his favorite place so far. We had to leave Duncan and his lovely family. Now we are sitting at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe (our new favorite place) Vimala is the mother of my dear highschool besty Manju. I was so blessed to know these beautiful people and to eat Vimala’s wonderful food. At the time she vunteered her wonderful talent to feeding people in need, now she owns a lovely Indian cafe and still feeds everyone regardless of their ability to pay. How did I stay away so long!

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North Carolina

So Happy to be back in North Carolina! So many wonderful adventures with wonderful friends 🙂 What a happy vacation. It makes all this sleeping in the car worthwhile… Especially when we get to couch serf from time to time.

The fearless explorers discover a cicada shell

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Yellowstone

Yellowstone was perfect. Then we got stuck in traffic as a rodeo ended in Wyoming. Now we are at a res stop with a playground. I am loving this country.

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Montana

Well, we did it! So far so good. One of the benefits of not over planning a road trip is the freedom to follow any old road sign that catches your fancy… This one lead us into a very awesome cavern 🙂

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Little rest stop along the way

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Road Schooling

We may just be crazy enough to do this… Who wants to host this wild family and our mini RV? We made this map with all our friends in mind. Hoping to see most of you! And Vimala’s Curryblossom Café. We plan to leave tomorrow or Monday…

Our little prius is a road eater, she is so excited you can (almost) her her engine!

Any suggestions on places to stop along the way would be great. We have a limited time to make our Napa reservations… so it’s a tight trip, but we are flexible along the way.
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Good Bye Seattle

It’s exciting to start our newest adventure, but oh how we will miss this magical backyard!

Living with two kids in a top floor apartment was so much easier when we could just hike ourselves downstairs into this wonderland of Seahurst beach and the forest!

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