We arrived…and it only took 4 months

On December 27th we left Arlington, VA on a windy cold day.  Our old Honda took us due south.  Although chilled to the bone, we took our time, visiting friends on the way, enjoying a life of slow travel.  We finally warmed up when we hit the Florida state line on day 16.

Madeira Beach, FL

Madeira Beach, FL

Friends were quick to greet us in Sarasota, FL

Friends were quick to greet us in Sarasota, FL

We continued south until the road ended in Key West and then headed up the Gulf Coast.  We enjoyed spending days on beaches and hiking in state parks.  A long, long drive across Texas took us 23 days.  We loved it! Arizona gave us one adventure after another, including our one and only flat tire, and, before we knew it, we were crossing the California state line. On May 1st, after 125 days on the road, we drove into San Jose, the first phase of our round the world trip behind us.

Our plan for a 22-month round the world trip was to take the first 4 months to drive across the country; that has now been completed.  Now, we’ll stay on the West Coast for 4 months, and then our 14-month trip abroad will start in September.

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Heavenly dessert in Texas

Salt flats outside Guadalupe National Park in Texas

Salt flats outside Guadalupe National Park in Texas

Cayucos, CA

Cayucos, CA

How did our four-month road trip go?  We expected the trip to be good, and it turned out to be even better than we had anticipated.

…to be continued…

May 2014

About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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12 Responses to We arrived…and it only took 4 months

  1. Thanks for the like on my blog. Looks like you guys have just had an amazing road trip. Look forward to hearing more of it. Oh, and tell me that Lemon Pie slice was shared.

    • About that lemon meringue pie: To Joe’s credit, he offered a taste to others at the table; had no takers; so, he did what had to be done. He ate the whole light and fluffy piece by himself.

  2. Maria says:

    Bigger and better in TX, but WOW! That lemon meringue is off the chart for size. 😀
    Looks like a great trip.

  3. jfingerut@comcast.net says:

    Have been enjoying the reporting and hope it will continue. …

    Jerry

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

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  4. Marti Weston says:

    So much fun to follow along!

  5. Wow – what an adventure! I look forward to reading more about your trip around the world! Check out my travel blogs for inspiration. http://traviscaulfield.wordpress.com and http://traviscaulfield2.wordpress.com.

  6. daniellajoe says:

    Now that’s a road trip, I am coming along 🙂

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