7.19.2011

Day 1 and 2: On the road

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Ok, so early Monday morning I set out with my aunt, Uncle, and four cousins on a roadtrip across the midwest United States. We stopped in Pendleton Oregon for a picnic lunch the first day....
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...Twin Falls Idaho...
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...and stayed overnight in Ogden Utah.
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The next day we drove through Wyoming and went to "Little America"...
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...where there was a giant stuffed penguin...
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...and the old part of the building had the coolest mid century bathroom. Yes boys, we get awesome lounges in our bathrooms...
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...and dinosaurs are a must on any American roadtrip.
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Later in the day we stopped for lunch at The Wyoming Frontier Prison, which had a pretty cool museum.
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And some Pronghorn sightings...
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And saw some cool old buildings and signs. Most abandoned.
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Before a summer downpour (complete with crazy thunder and lightning!), we stopped in Cheyenne Wyoming...
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...where I had the best peach ever...
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And tomorrow we'll be on our way again!
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(From left to right) Nichole, Pearl, Dottie, Mav, Grace, Ruth.

Dress-A gift from my Aunt.

Shoes-Seasteader Sneaker, courtesy of ModCloth

25 comments:

Mrs Amber said...

Cutest family ever!

BakeliteBebe said...

I can't say it enough, I am so envious!! You are on my dream vacation right now!!! :) Awesome pictures: Twin Falls looks gorgeous, you are adorable, AWESOME boots Nichole!!! Love the old signs and the state pen. Can't wait for more updates!!!! I am giddy over here.

dusanabotswana said...

maybe it was seeing the dinosaurs below that made me think this, but the picture of the river is so beautiful & look like it could be back in the dinosaur days! I love the other nature pictures & your outfit, such an adorable dress & scarf- you look like you're on a road trip in the 50s in that bathroom. looks like a great time! thanks for sharing!

dahhlayne said...

Lovely photos of your trip! Looks like you had such a blast!! Oh gosh that stuffed penguin scared the heck out of me because it looks so real...and seeing the juiciness of that peach is making me crave some fruit now!

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Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Wow that's quite a road trip - so exciting!! Your aunt and uncle look so lovely and I'm sure they'll be happy to have your stylish company:)) xo

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

This looks like such a wonderful road trip. Dinosaur, the most amazing peach I've ever seen and beautiful scenery. It's a total win!
XOXO

Anniina said...

Ah, your trip seems wonderful! Great photos. Roadtrip in the States would be like a dream. Oh, I just want to get back there.

Debi said...

So lovely! Some of my best memories as a child was doing a similar road trip across the U.S.!! I think I was about 5 years old but I'll never forget the adventure and all the amazing things we saw!!

Johanna Öst said...

I've really been looking forward to your roadtrip posts! I'm completely fascinated by American roadtrips and would love to go on one someday. Also, your aunts outfit with the cowboy boots is amazing.

Vanessa said...

Very cool! I didn't know that the USA has such amazing places! Always learning...

Bell's Belles Vintage said...

Wow those landscape pics look like postcards beautiful....

Leah Herrick said...

I was driving through Wyoming once on a choir tour and I remember seeing those dinosaurs on the way. We wanted our director to stop so we could take pictures, but he didn't. It was so sad!

The Headless Mannequin said...

Looks like an amazing trip so far..thanks for taking us on the road with you :) And I love your self-portrait in that gorgeous bathroom!

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Emily Barker said...

Great photos. really inspires to travel the mid-west. I've only ever been to New York & San Fran, both awesome cities. Hopefully we'll tour there soon though!

Carys said...

These photos are so nice, and I love your dress and headscarf! Looks like you're having loads of fun too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Lauren Hairston said...

What a fun trip! I really enjoyed your photos. Can't wait for more!

Oldilox said...

Girls get the best bathrooms! One wonders about the logic behind a penguin in Little America, Wyoming...

sarah said...

What an amazing roadtrip adventure! Thank you so much for sharing all these fantastic photos with us. I love all those vintage signs and buildings!
You also look positively adorable and road-trip perfect! The dress is SO very cute on you!

Shelby said...

The Twin Falls picture is absolutely amazing! That town is an awesome little town.

It looks like you're having tons of fun. I've always wanted to do a road trip like that.

Rachel said...

This seems like a fun-filled trip! I love the dinos. I think it's so funny that those are all over the US. They make me think of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure! haha

Ninja said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love the wallpaper and the chairs so much. You really have the most amazing style :)

By the way, thank you so much for your turban tying tutorial! It's so useful. I've been practicing at home so hopefully I manage to make a really nice one for the beach tomorrow...

Carrie said...

What a great trip - fabulous photos. Oh and sunshine, I've heard of that lol. (I live in N. Ireland)
I need that red wallpaper and those chairs - could you go back and pilfer them for me, please??

Maria said...

I can't believe you stopped in Twin Falls, Idaho. One of my idols in my old hometown! Amazing. Did you go through Boise, too?

Vintagesuburbia said...

Thanks so much S for these great photos. I always love that I learn so much about the US as well as vintage from your blog. I am hoping to do a mini road trip next year and you have given me great ideas. You're a star! Maria, Melbourne, Australia

Sher said...

stumbled on your blog from Pinterest. Very cute blog :) your style is adorable!