As some of you know, the hubby is attending Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) for graduate school. This gave me a a chance to cross two things off my imaginary bucket list: 1) a road trip across the country and 2) living in California.
Once we found a place to live, next came the hard part: downsizing. We had to fit all of our belongings from the house we rented into our new vehicle (after selling/getting rid of our two cars). Needlessly to say, it was tough deciding what to leave behind. Since the program is a year of course work and then four to six months of an internship, it made sense to only come with the essentials.
|The house we rented for two years on the west side of Cincinnati.|
|Bubba, our new vehicle for the next year or so.|
After we packed and said our goodbyes, it was time to hit the road with our three dogs. It took us three days, 39 hours and driving through 8 states (Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and some of California) before we reached our destination. As much as I love adventures and my dogs, I don't plan on taking a road trip with them in the near future. Here are some pictures from our road trip. Hope you enjoy :)!
|Our going away party at Neon's on July 27|
|The dogs were super comfortable and had lots of space.|
|Just before a big storm in New Mexio|
|Another shot of New Mexico|
|Close to Flagstaff, Arizona|
|Outside of Flagstaff|
|Osa inside our hotel suite at Comfort Inn in Flagstaff. A nice pet-friendly hotel.|
|Our nice digs at Comfort Inn|
|Our dogs living it up|
|Chancho is over the road trip and wants to be out of the car. Lol.|
|Nut trees outside of Bakersfield, CA|
And some pics of the house we're sharing in Seaside/Monterey.
Until next time :)!