There is so much excitement going on in my neck of the woods! The kind of excitement where you just cannot wait for one more second… I mean foot tapping, finger drumming, heart thumping excitement. I haven’t mentioned my in any of my previous posts, which is very surprising because when I’m stoked about something, I usually just cannot stop talking about it! However, now that I’ve caught your attention, I’ll spill it to ya… This Sunday, at 8 am, I am starting a once in a lifetime adventure, which involves driving cross country; all the way from Seattle, Washington to Bangor, Maine. Not only that,  but I will be driving with my mom, pulling her teardrop camper, and joining us will be all 4 of our Jack Russell Terriers. Yes, you read that correctly, FOUR Jack Russell Terriers. I know. If you were here, I’d say, ‘Don’t look at me like that.’ But yes, it’s true. Did I mention this is going to be adventure? We’re packing our bags, saying goodbye to city life for a spell, and hitting up every itty bitty, boot scootin’, one horse town we can along the way.


Here’s the 411: My grandparents built a beautiful, magical, memory filled, otherworldly home in a wonderful cove on Swan’s Island, Maine. When they passed, they left the summer retreat to my mom and her sister Judy, and all the kids in my family along with my sweet cousin Janelle frequent it during the summers. This year, my mom is planning on spending her whole summer there, and rather than fly out (which we usually do), she decided to drive the whole way! Consequently, she has recently purchased a tear drop camper, a dream she has had for years. Long story short, all of the stars aligned to make it possible for us to hook her camper up to the car, and take a 2 week vacation all across our nation. Literally- all.the.way.across.


Here’s Janny on the day we got her camper! Can you see her pure elation? Check that one off the bucket list- she made her dream come true…


This picture was taken back in November when all of our roadtrip plans were just a big mumble jumble of where we would go, what routes we would take, who we would see, what dates we would go, all of the nitty gritty details. And now, here we are, just days from jetting off into our adventure of a lifetime. We are taking an entire 2 weeks- a whole 14 days!! I don’t know if I’ve ever taken that much time off of work, and ya know what!?! It feels great. We gave ourselves ample time to just mozy around all the states, stay here for a couple days, explore there for a few hours, reunite with friends along the way,  you know, whatever is feelin’ just right! Just me, my mom, 4 dogs, and the open road…



Oh yea, and THIS gal…her name is Silver Girl, and she really is just as darling and cozy as can be. You’d better believe that my Janny has got this girl dialed in like clockwork. We’ve got the folding chairs ready for set up at campsites, a woven rug to make KOA feel like home, a patchwork quilt to snuggle up under, a big map attached to the ceiling, and two matching cocktail glasses for that ice cold gin and tonic post driving all day.


Ok, so here’s some facts: We are driving from Washington to Montana, down to Wyoming, across to Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, and up to Maine. I know I missed some states in there, but don’t hold it against me! Here’s a map in case you haven’t looked at all 50 states since fifth grade. Seriously, no judgment..


This is where you come in, friends! This is a true-blue fly by the seat of our pants escapade. No concrete plans, no place we must be on a certain day. Just a ‘go where the wind takes us’ kind of feat. SO! If you have a destination, restaurant, theme park, hot dog stand, pencil museum, beer brewery, dog park, petting zoo, anything that should not be missed along our 2-week long, adventure filled route, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, let us know! Leave a note in the comments, or on my facebook/instagram pages (which I’ll list below), so we do not miss it! I wanna see EVERYTHING from West to East and everything in between. Seriously, do not hesitate, because your input means so much to me!


Here’s what else: I wish that I could bring all 2 of my readers with me! I do, I do! But between my mom, me and 4 quirky puppies, there is just not enough room. BUT!  I plan on bringing you along…blog style! Yes! I want you to come along and enjoy the adventure with me. I am planning on posting little snippets along the way, via my blog site, IG, and FB. So, please check back regularly and take this adventure WITH me! Here are the links:



Okay kids, here we go…cannot wait to share my adventures with you. Yes, you. Don’t forget to give me recommendations, and c’mon, you knew I had to sign off on this note… (<<<== Click on this)


4 Comments on Sun-Soaked Roadtrip

  1. Liese Freund
    April 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm (6 years ago)

    If you get the chance, you shoukd go to Falling Water just outside of Pittsburg. It’s one of frank Lloyd wrights most famous architectural achievements. If you are into that sort of thing. Really anything he touched is worth a visit! Have a blast ladies and doggies:)
    Love Liese

    • lael143
      April 27, 2016 at 4:23 pm (6 years ago)

      YESSS!! That sounds amazing! Thank you so much Liese. Noted and recorded 🙂 XO

  2. Devra wilett
    April 28, 2016 at 6:24 am (6 years ago)

    lael my daughter tammy pollack willett jamies sister (tammys new name gleed) is in pittsburgh! for a couple more months she teaches yoga and loves outdoors like you. i bet shed love to meet up with you! she knows neat stuff in area and likes company facebook her so she can follow your travels and hopefully you can get together and spend alittle time! im excited about your trip! i also have a cousin (crazy kooking musician) (not good for you) but he lives with my aunt in omaha nebraska if you wanna meet some locals

    • lael143
      April 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you Devra! I haven’t seen Tammy in ages- would love to connect with her if we head to Pittsburgh! 🙂


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