10 States in 8 Days

making a gif

So as you all know I'm going on a trip across country with my best buddy Leyland and my puppy Tripp!! We are so excited and it's going to be amazing! So I decided to share our route with you all!

Day 1 } Dayton - Sioux City, IA
Day 2 } Sioux City - Badlands NP - Rapid City, SD
Day 3 } Rapid City - Mt Rushmore NM - Needles Highway - Deadwood - Devils Tower NM, WY
Day 4 } Devils Tower - Beartooth Highway, MT - Yellowstone NP
Day 5 } Yellowstone!
Day 6 } Yellowstone - Grand Teton NP - Craters of the Moon NP - Boise, ID
Day 7 } Boise - Crater Lake NP, OR - Crescent City, CA
Day 8 } Crescent City - Redwoods NP - Point Reyes NS - San Francisco, CA

I'm really excited I haven't driven across country since this spring (well before that was 3 years ago) and I haven't been to these National Parks in about 7 years!! And I get to add one more state to my travel roster, Oregon! I will now have 46 states under my belt! I'm really excited as well because Leyland has never driven west of Chicago, he's in for a treat!

I have a few more inspiration posts that are scheduled before the awesome guest posts start on Tuesday! I'm so excited to see what they come up with!!

Anyway I'm off Friday morning, next time you hear from me I'll be living in the east bay!


annogus | August 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Love the GIF! haha :) Good luck! Have fun! The mitten state will miss you!

and thanks for the encouragement last week. So much.

keep in touch!

jessie | August 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM

this is so awesome lauren! good luck, and i hope you guys have a wonderful time! and take lots of pictures (obviously).

Dorien | August 31, 2011 at 11:56 AM

this is just amazing, i hope you have a great trip, a perfect trip! but i'm sure it will be :-)

Midwest Mayhem | August 31, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Hope you guys have a great trip! Jon and I are starting our California apartment search this month, but we're still having trouble deciding which city to move to!

Victoria / Justice Pirate | August 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

wow. that is a lot of states underneath your belt!

I hope you have a great time!! I've only been to 5 states. . .and driven through about 2 others but that was only highway.

By what date should I mail your dresses to the CA address you have on the box? I only have two more to be photographed in! And one as stated I won't be wearing until October 8th but can mail the rest sooner than that.

Patti G | August 31, 2011 at 6:32 PM

woooooow that's a looooong trip!! hope to see your pics!

Ryan Newson | August 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I want to see Leyland's outfits.

Meg! | August 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Oh my god... what an amazing trip it will be. You have such an adventure ahead of you! I'm moving to London in 3 weeks, well less than 3 weeks, so we can have almost simultaneous adventures. Girl I am so proud of you! Enjoy Yellowstone especially, it rules. :3 <3

Vanessa, Take only Memories | September 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM

That is SO amazing! My bf and I are dying to take a trip like this!

Tere | September 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM

wow! i really love this giff, i great post!