After many long awaited months, we finally got a dose of home away from home when we got the opportunity to see our dear friend, John. His typical summer schedule usually includes a long stint on the more eastern side of Michigan where a lot of his family resides which is where we were headed … Continue reading Eastern Michigan
Warning: this post is going to contain a lot of food descriptions. You will get hungry. After many long hours of driving and sooooo many miles logged into our trip total, we finally pulled up to the home of one of Eli's coworkers, Pete. He and his wife, Rachel, graciously invited us into their home … Continue reading Chicago, Illinois
On a less serious note.... Missoula, Montana The past weekend was absolutely hellish for us. It was the first time since leaving on this trip that we had dealt with a really painfully difficult situation. Our experiences had left us so emotionally drained that we felt like we were running on auto pilot for the … Continue reading Missoula and Glacier National Park
Life from June 17th to June 20th was chaos for us. We were left physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted with a lot still on our minds. Even more upsetting was the forced realization that the cause for our total exhaustion, a short stay in a homeless community, was an inescapable reality for a massive number … Continue reading Superior, MT – A discussion about homelessness.
We decided that we just couldn't get enough of Summer. Our friend, Summer, that is. Which is why we ended up back in Seattle for a second weekend of adventures in the city. After a week of frolicking through the Olympic National Forest, we made our way back onto the ferry and across Puget Sound … Continue reading Seattle: Part 2
Although it seemed like Brooke would never want to leave the redwoods, there was much still to be seen. Having traveled through only one of thirty-something states on our list, we knew that we would need to keep moving if we wanted to have even a chance of getting through it all. With that in … Continue reading Oregon
We finally made it. Only, we didn't actually make it. I thought we did. It was a moment that I had been waiting for since my senior year of high school when I added it to my bucket list assignment in Ms. Barrier's economics class. Finally, I was going to be able to check another … Continue reading The Redwood National Forest