This, my friends, is why I love traveling. I know that you all at some point have said "I want to travel the world," when you were little and the teacher asked what your dreams and aspirations were. I never said this, because to me, it was already going to happen. I don't want to travel the world. I will travel the world.
Road trip stop night #1: Placerville, CA.
Cookies for late night road snacks and fresh coffee and homemade scones the next morning? Boy were we spoiled.
Time spent in Placerville was short and so Mom and I did what we enjoy best: went wine tasting. When you're in wine country (and not that touristy expensive Napa Valley country), you go wine tasting. It's just common courtesy.
It's true. Tinder matched me with Port. Or was it Red W.?
Wine tasting requires picnics. It's only smart to eat alongside wine consumption...
I mean "dates"..
The morning of departure brought along some well wishing deer..
Let's start this thing!
Driving through the Midwest is... long. And at times, rather boring.
As mentioned previous, we got stuck in Lusk, Wyoming during a blizzard. Not the most fun at the time, but looking back now, we appreciated the adventure.
It's also not a spring break road trip without being stuck in a snowstorm clutching a mini ice scraper, am I right?
The next morning, we rolled into South Dakota with sunny skies..
In Custer, we spent a few days with Grandma, enjoying that signature Midwest meal..
...At Crazy Horse Memorial.
Multiple miles later, Mom and I rolled into Vermillion, SD, where Tall 1 (my car) was given to my sister for the next year.
She's as beautiful as ever.