I have been back in Oregon two weeks tomorrow and I’m adjusting back into what life is here. I’m sorry I’ve been somewhat absent.
So on June 1st I left New York and began driving to Portland. Let me start by saying that my father is absolutely amazing. With less than a month notice, he booked a flight, a car and took time off work to drive with me from Brooklyn to Portland. It took five days and we hauled butt!
Here are some pics of our trip and the highlights:
Driving from Brooklyn through Manhattan–it was a good three year run!
Not a great start–three miles in 2.5 hours–a horrible accident in New Jersey.
A horse and buggy in Ohio.
Dinner in Wisconsin
the one big city we drove through in the entire country–Chicago
The Cat in Minnesota
Me and my cute hat
Dad’s favorite restaurant
Dad in South Dakota
Exit to Wall Drugs
Me at Wall Drugs
Dad at Mount Rushmore
Beautiful Mount Rushmore
Father and Daughter at Rushmore
- Cutie Kitty
First sign to Portland!
Beautiful Mount Hood
Initially I was slightly nervous about traveling over 3,200 miles in a vehicle with 7 boxes, 5 suitcases, 6 pictures, a cat and my father but I was pleasantly surprised. My father was an amazing travel partner (even if he did only let me drive two hours the entire trip!)
Driving is also a super unique way of seeing the country-one that I never realized how much fun it is. I will definitely always remember this time with my dad as a truly special time and I really will always appreciate what he did to help me!
Breakdown of the trip according to my father’s facebook page:
Day 1: Brooklyn, New York – Cranberry, Pennsylvania (420 miles)
• States: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
• 2 ½ hour delay in NJ due to traffic accident
Day 2: Cranberry, Pennsylvania – Tomah, Wisconsin (695 miles)
• States: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin
• Some traffic jamming in Chicago
Day 3: Tomah, Wisconsin – Gillette, Wyoming (895 miles)
• States: Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming
• Wall Drugs, Mt. Rushmore
Day 4: Gillette, Wyoming – Richland, Washington (946 miles)
• States: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington
Day 5: Richland, Washington – Beaverton, Oregon (244 miles)
• States: Washington, Oregon
• Lunch w/Nora & Danit
Thanks, dad for being an awesome dad!!!!