May has been an incredible month for us. Our last week in Seattle was good (thank you, wonderful friends!) but it was also hard for me to do anything but worry about the big trip. Damnit, I always waste so much time worrying. Our move could not have gone smoother. First, we flew to my mom’s in Upstate New York. She gave us her old car (so grateful for this huge gift!) and we had a few days to see some family and friends. Then we hit the road, taking I-79 down through Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The roads were practically empty and the scenery was sublime. It’s our second road trip together (both this year) and I can’t wait for the next one.
The Apple Farm in Victor, New York. Growing up, I loved picking apples here and getting cider and donuts afterwards.
The Lilac Festival in Rochester. We went with my mom, Aunt Kyle, and Uncle Bob. The flowers were lovely and seeing my mom and aunt sample all the wine was pretty great too.
I definitely want to go back and spend some more time in Pittsburgh one day. We hid out from some heavy rain (and eventually hail) at Burgatory. Their cashew lentil burger is magic and Dean says his shake was pretty awesome.
Phone snaps: black coffee and dry toast at Waffle House | vandalizing a scenic lookout | the Gaffney Peachoid!
We drove by hours of these green mountains in West Virginia- one of the prettiest parts of the country I’ve ever seen.
More of those magnificent mountains, even prettier veiled in morning fog.
And finally, we rolled into Georgia.
Counting New York, we hit seven states and managed to visit James who’s staying with family in Raleigh. The trip kinda felt like a really late honeymoon for me ‘n’ Dean- just the best.