Cross-Country Move

Sooner or later a time comes in a life of an East Coast dweller when she contemplates a move West. After nearly twenty years in New York that time has come for me. I will avoid writing an almost obligatory ‘Goodbye to All That’ NYC-to-LA type essay, as everything has been said before me and I will not add anything new to the topic.

A road trip was not our first choice, but we couldn’t find an RV company that rents one-way and I didn’t want to fly with the cat (and other items that could not be brought on the plane or flushed down the toilet). A trip like this is something that people do in their 20s. But since I’ve never done it then, perhaps, now was the chance. After solving multiple logistical puzzles, we sent our two sedans West on a trailer and rented an SUV so we could fit a few things and a Kitty’s litter box in the back. Crossed this off my bucket list.

The whole trip took 4 days and 3 nights. Day 1: PA, OH, IN. Day 2: IL, MO, OK. Day 3: TX, NM, AZ. Day 4: CA.

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Somewhere in Ohio

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Just a giant cross at the roadside

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St. Louis

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Leaving St. Louis

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Somewhere in Missouri

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The best ribs I ever had

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Ozarks

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Entering Oklahoma

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Kitty can’t take it anymore

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Flyover country

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Nearing Texas

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Serene beauty

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New Mexico

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Arizona

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Chilling in the backyard

 

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2 thoughts on “Cross-Country Move

  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures from your trip. Super exciting to see how your view of the world will change (or not) from living on the west coast. Needless to say, we – the east coasters – will miss you! Good luck, indeed. You look super chilled and relaxed. hugs

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