Sunset Drive Through Badlands National Park

There are days I get so restless I don’t know what to do with myself, and I’ve been having a few of those days lately.

Maybe it’s spring fever kicking in now.

Maybe it’s the world map propped up on my desk with push pins of the places we’ve been and of the places we want go in the near future.

Maybe it’s my natural nomadic tendencies.

Whatever it is, I have the itch to get on the road and explore. I know there is more to life than work, eat, and sleep and doing the same thing day in and day out. And now that we know the dogs can do pretty well and way better than we thought on the road, I have no qualms about packing up and moving again.

There are some days I think it would be cool to live in a vintage airstream or a houseboat and truly live a nomadic lifestyle for a little while. And really, wouldn’t our dogs look so cute carrying their very own bindles?

Maine and the New England area of the United States have always called to us, so the husband and I have a loose plan of sticking around Seattle for a little while and then heading to the east coast in the summer of 2016.

Is it sad to say I’m already looking forward to that road trip? From pretty much one coast to the other… a true cross country road trip! I’ve always had a yearning to drive part of Route 66, and I kind of can’t wait to pinpoint all the historical (and maybe kitschy) stops across America.

I’ve even bookmarked a couple sites and articles such as Road Trip USA and America’s Best Road Trips.

For now though, I’m trying to not get ahead of myself. I need to live in the present as much as possible and not in planning the future. Besides, there are a few road trips I would like to do in the Pacific Northwest as well such as the Cascade Loop and the Olympic Peninsula as well as exploring the nearby islands.

There’s still so much to explore out here that’s it going to be August 2016 before I know it!

Happy wanderlustin’, folks!



*The above image is of a sunset drive through Badlands National Park on our way out to Seattle from Ohio.