Moving is expensive. Moving across country is insanely expensive. John and I burst into laughter when we heard our first price quote from Uhaul. After a bit of freaking out we decided to say f* it. We plan to ship a few boxes of the things we just can’t live without, ditch everything else that doesn’t fit in the coupe, and drive from one coast to the other.
What is more fitting (or cliché) than two recently graduated twenty-somethings and their dog hitting the road for a little pre-adulthood hoorah? I figure if we can manage 3000+ miles together, we probably have a good shot at a long, happy marriage too.
It’s probable that we won’t have this sort of opportunity again – at least not without time and money constraints – so we agreed to take a less direct route in order to drive up the pacific coastline (instead of the faster northern route into Washington state). We’ve also agreed on no hotels. Yup, you heard me. Personally I think hotels are kind of creepy. And we are both fortunate to have friends and family scattered across the country if we need a floor to crash on. But mostly I think we will be napping in the car or camping.
Veteran road tripper?
- What route did you take?
- What places should we avoid (think “the world’s biggest…”)?
- What must we see?
- If you camped along the way, where?