mountains, markets & christian grey.

Another successful night in a $40 motel. We didn’t feel like sitting down and eating breakfast, so we went to target and got slurpies. After breakfast, we were on our way to go see our first volcano!

Our drive to Mount Saint Helen’s was filled with trippie looking trees like this that give you a head-ache if you look at them to long.

&& then we got our first glimpse of the ACTIVE volcano.

one day + one year before I was born, this baby blew up

Then we said goodbye to the volcano && hello Seattle.

We explored Pike Place Market as soon as we got into Seattle.
They had so many beautiful flowers & for so cheap!

Got to see the ORIGINAL Starbucks

After the market, we made our way over to see Christian Grey's house.
Then we checked into our hotel, got changed && went out for a drink to the oldest saloon in Seattle.

Katie was a little to excited that they had free popcorn.

&& then we ran around the city && bar hopped.
Katie and Briana were screaming out side the bar window for some Sea Men, && their prayers were answered when this gentleman walked up.
After exploring the Seattle nightlife, we came back here to go to sleep 🙂
Tomorrow we are leaving our hotel by 7:00 in the morning. We have to drive 13 hours to Yellowstone, Wyoming && we do not want to drive at night so were getting our drive on early hoping well beat the sunset to Wyoming.

the map is finished.

31 stops, 158 hours driving, 8,419 miles & 26 states.


                So for those of you who don’t know, Briana Arocho,
                Katie Possage && myself are taking a cross country
                 road trip for 23 days. We are leaving on Thursday,
               July 19th and will be returning Sunday, August 11th. 

 How we came up with the route for our trip was simple. We got the map, researched places we wanted to go, then rated them on how badly we wanted to see each place and finally connected the dots. As you can see below, is our super corny map legend. Our “non-negotiables” were places we would not agree to miss, “high-priority” are places we really wanted to see and “low-priority” are places we could live without. Oh and of course christian gray gets his own color & priority level.

So this time next week Thursday July 19th at 8:00 we’ll be in Gary, the blue 4 door honda civic, beginning our pretty awesome adventure.