america, Ohio, Pennsylvania

CA to NJ: Day 7 — Two Cities, One Day

Pop Pop and I were on a roll today! We packed up my roof bag and secured it to my car and left Chicago early in the morning for Cleveland, Ohio. I was really trying to see places I probably would not have a reason to visit in my lifetime, so I decided on Cleveland,… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 7 — Two Cities, One Day

america, Illinois

CA to NJ: Day 6 — The Windy City

Pop Pop and I had a busy day planned for Chicago. I almost forgot to even mention the first stop in our plans because it was definitely not the experience we had hoped for. I of course told Pop Pop we just had to visit the Sky Deck, which features a glass balcony extending four feet… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 6 — The Windy City

Nebraska, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 4 — Nebraskan Fossil Beds

Finally, the road trip officially started!  Pop Pop and I left the Fort Collins Best Western on Thursday, Sept. 24, but we made sure to stop at my favorite pancake destination, Urban Egg, which I discovered last year on the road trip out to California. It was my first time eating indoors during the pandemic,… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 4 — Nebraskan Fossil Beds

Colorado, Nevada, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 2 — An Open Road

On the road again, and seemingly forever. Pop Pop and I were behind the wheel by 7:30 in the morning on September 22 with nothing but driving on our minds. The road trip back to NJ was definitely less relaxed than the trip to CA, because while we had about the same amount of time,… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 2 — An Open Road

California, Nevada, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 1 — Goodbye, LA

When I arrived in Santa Monica in June of 2019 with my grandfather, I did not expect to be hitting him up for another road trip just over a year later. But, as I said, COVID-19 has really changed people's lives, and the reflection it allowed me ended up changing mine.  Pop Pop arrived at… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 1 — Goodbye, LA

america, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Tennessee, Travel, Utah, Virginia

Cross Country Road Trip: Wrapped Up

Six days and 3,000 miles later, I completed my first cross-country road trip with my partner in travel. The amount of memories made in the states between New Jersey and California are irreplaceable, and I am, as always, grateful to have another unforgettable adventure with my Pop Pop. Speaking of, it’s a special day today:… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Wrapped Up

California

Cross Country Road Trip: By Myself in Cali

June 16, 2019 Pop Pop left yesterday and I am officially in LA with just my own company. I cannot say enough how thankful I am to have Hallie’s apartment to myself for the time being. It’s the one thing I am sure of right now, and it’s the one thing making me comfortable. Since… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: By Myself in Cali

California, Nevada, Travel

Cross Country Road Trip: Nevada to California

June 12, 2019 Time flew by and Pop Pop and I reached the seventh and final day of our cross-country road trip. We had my favorite meal of the day at the quaint Southwest Diner that provided a complimentary breakfast with our stay at the Best Western there in Boulder City. Our last destination of… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Nevada to California

Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

June 11, 2019 The western-style breakfast did not disappoint this morning with French toast, classic biscuits and gravy, eggs, fruit, yogurt and more. However, we had even more exciting things to do besides eat breakfast today. First up: horseback riding. I chuckled when Pop Pop said he was interested in a horseback ride, because I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

Colorado, Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado to Utah

June 10, 2019 I really wish I could have stayed longer in Fort Collins with my family. Besides just being very artsy, Fort Collins seems to have a very outdoorsy culture with many activities centered around the nearby mountains. I was of course just thankful to see my family and my mini-me cousin, since I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado to Utah