San Diego!

After an amazing trip to Baja Mexico, we stopped to eat and play in San Diego.

The weather and water felt so good. We did not want to leave!

 

 

Wild Horses

We had a lovely little adventure outside of Las Vegas looking for wild horses. Im not sure how wild they really are, one tried to come home with us!12891154_10208264016052077_3921256391457534904_o12671970_10208263979131154_4521318353730368922_o12513882_10208263979771170_5190084258340054388_o12891736_10208264017212106_4226137734911027810_o-2

Coast to Coast and Back Again

I don’t know how, but we actually made it across the country and back… Santa Monica Beach CA

And we are just in time to enjoy this lovely little bungalow in Napa -a very generous gift from my parents! we are so happy to have such an amazing place to relax for a week!
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On the Road Again

Diving again. Given that this is how we spent most of this trip… figured I should share some photos from the car 🙂

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Eating on the road can be challenging too, as a gluten-free family. It was nice to find this Gluten-Free Cafe in Baton Rouge

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After much backroads driving, we finally found one! It’s a little hard to see, but that there be a real Louisiana gator.

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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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