We have made some pretty serious life changes in the last few weeks. Tommy was able to begin working remotely at his job and we decided to move our life back to the East coast. Although not entirely. We drove our Prius C, dog and a few bags across the country. We stopped along the way taking the northern route through Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee into North Carolina. I have been trying to figure out what direction my life should take we decided it was time for a change and even though we didn’t have a solid plan we decided to shake things up a bit and move cross country and see what unfolded along the way. We left our belongings in Seattle until we decided where our housing would be and only took what we could fit in our Prius C. Moving is scary. Even moving back to a place you know. It means changing everything about your daily life and shaking it up and around and back again and having to adjust to those differences whether good or bad.
We took our time and explored Glacier National Park for two nights and loved it. Perfect time of the year to adventure into the park, after school is back and session and before the first snow. After Glacier we stayed in Billings, Montana for a night and onto explore the Black Hills, South Dakota stopping at The Battle of Littlebig Horn, Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore and Custer state park. We were lucky enough to be driving through Custer state park on the harvest super moon night and the view of the spires with the huge moon in the background was breathtaking. From the Black hills we drove to Badlands national park and onto to our full day of driving. We spent two nights in Louisville, Kentucky so Tommy could work remotely and have solid internet for two nights. We loved Louisville, it was a beautiful city with a lot of history, great food, music and culture. We went to Churchhill Downs for a horse race and drank mint juleps, losing a total of six dollars on poorly chosen horses. Louisville was once of those rare places I could truly see myself living and for a brief moment I thought we might just pull a “Away we Go” movie stunt and end up there. Alas, we continued and found our way back to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a car load of stuff and very rough idea of what lay ahead of us.