Monday, May 13, 2013

Last of the Honeymoon Series

I have a couple new readers, so in case you aren't caught up: I got married almost two months ago, and my husband and I took a three week road trip all around the country! I've been posting recaps of the locations which you can see here, and this will be the last of the honeymoon posts! ;(

Our last major stop was supposed to be Denver, CO which I was super excited for, because my best friend moved there a few months ago. A huge winter storm came through, and all over the news channels was Denver and the amount of snow it was supposed to get. We had to cancel our plans and completely reroute our way back. About 10 hours into our drive, it started snowing pretty bad so we stopped for the night.

Waking up that morning, there was only a little bit of snow on the ground so we thought we'd be okay to make it to Sioux Falls, SD which is 13 hours away. We made it about 8 hours, which included me driving for 150 miles on the opposite side of the highway! Such a scary drive.

+ driving on an iced over interstate +

After not seeing a gas station for a couple hundred miles, we finally got to stop in this cute, tiny town. My tires had built up sludge all around them, to the point where we almost couldn't turn the wheels!

+ cute bench outside of the gas station +

After a while, we decided to call it a day. When we got off the interstate, we got stuck in the middle of the road trying to get to a cheap hotel. We ended up being pulled by a nice couple to a closer hotel, and twice as expensive, and getting stuck there for almost three days!

Luckily, there was a hole in the wall casino across the street to kill time. ;)

The interstates finally opened up and we started our long and incredibly boring journey home. I had such an amazing and unforgettable time. I had a lot of free time in the car to think about my life, my relationships, and my future and I cannot wait to put everything into action. This was the beginning of a  beautiful life that I am looking forward to so much!


  1. ahhh the snow storm sounds nuts- did you accidentally drive on the opposite side of the highway or did you have no choice? and that's such a cool honeymoon- way to break the traditional beach route!

    xo Marlen
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    1. We had no choice! Every time a trucker passed (the only other people on the road) we had to inch our way through the sludge, it was pretty insane!