Thursday, July 8, 2010

One day soon

There is so much going on right now in my world. I am 70 days out from moving citites, starting a new life in a new place, with new people. Thats exciting. Im crafting like a mad woman for my next craft fair. I am so low on things to sell, which of course is good, but means I am busy busy. I have a few photo shoots coming up. Plus a twenty first that im organising. Oh man, I wish I didnt need to sleep sometimes!

Today, however, I was lucky enough to take a couple of hours out and spend some time talking to my dear sweet Lana. I miss her so terribly, but its so nice to know that she is doing well and that life is treating her wonderfully. We got to talking, and I realised that I need to start saving so that I can get over to visit her. Of course I had always hoped to return to the beautiful United States one day soon. {I cant believe its been 6 months since I returned from my last trip} but I have decided to get my butt into gear and get a saving again. Of course, with moving, its going to be a little hard to save HUGE amounts of money, but a little bit every week, will make for a lot in the end. I know it.

I doodled on this map. This is a rough idea of where I would like to go. I have friends in Oklahoma City, Kansas City and family {well, practically} in Birmingham so those are musts!! Of course, its not cemented! I want to revisit some of the places I have already been, and I have added a few new cities in too!

Shall we take a closer look.
San Francisco - Portland - Seattle - Las Vegas - Oklahoma City - Kansas City - New Orleans - Birmingham - Chigago - Washington DC - Philadelphia - New York City

but but but... This is where YOU come in! I know alot of you are from the lovely US of A, so! Where should I be going that Im not? What beauties of your land should I see that Im not already planning too? What hidden treasures must I discover? I am TOTALLY interested in hearing where you think I should be travelling too! Last time I did something like this, I travelled from November to January {winter in the USA...what was I thinking!} this time, I am planning to travel maybe march to june or september to november... any thoughts on that as well? I know crossing the country means im going to encounter all sorts of heats haha. I wonder when is the best time to do it?

Only 3 more days to enter the photoswap if you havent already... what are you waiting for?


  1. Oh I am so jealous! I really want to go to the US but wont be able to afford it for awhile yet.

  2. wouldn't it be amazing if we didn't have to sleep? I mean, think of the possibilities!!!


  3. That's wonderful! I hope you get to come across the sea again! My hometown is only an hour and a half away from DC and I always love to visit the museums and such there (although that already appears to be a stop). I think your line goes above where I currently live or I'd offer you a bed in VA!

  4. if you like big beautiful holes in the ground you can visit the grand canyon then pop on over to phoenix and i can show you all of the awesome places in the desert.

  5. Well, I'm in San Diego now but I've got to say your list looks pretty spectacular without it. San Diego is a lot of fun though, and if for some reason you end up in this town I recommend checking out our "world famous" zoo, and certainly Balboa Park (the zoo is pretty much in the park, so it's kind of a given). There are a trillion other things to do here but I think those are must.

    Also, I know you probably get some amazing experiences in the great outdoors in New Zealand, but you should try to visit a national park here, we have some great ones. Last year I went to Rocky Mountain National Park (specifically Estes Park, Colorado) and it was just spectacular! Yosemite would be THE one to go to in California (although shamefully, I've never been), but the Grand Canyon, as Rikki Cupcake suggested, would be great as well.

  6. go to austin, texas! you will LOVE IT.

  7. I live in San Francisco but am originally from Atlanta. If you go to Birmingham, you certainly need to go to Atlanta, which is the big city of the south! There's a lot to do there, it's really fun, it's much more diverse than a lot of the south, and it would be a shame to miss it.

    You're right; New Orleans is a must.

    And San Francisco is one of the prettiest cities you will EVER see!

  8. Utah!! :) You even have a place to stay!!

  9. early fall in new york is gorgeous!

  10. When I was in the USA I really enjoyed San Antonio.. all of Texas in general :)

  11. St. Louis!!!! :)
    I wish you could come to our Blogger Bash this September!!! You could meet a load of people at once! hehe
    If you want me to get that dvd for you to participate with us in the 30 day challenge, I can send it to you! Let me know and I'd be happy to do it!!!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!!! xoxo

  12. I was going to suggest Austin, Texas as well. It's a great city (the city slogan is "Keep Austin Weird") and I know you'd just adore it. I would also suggest Ft Worth, Texas. It's got a few great 'honky-tonks' that everyone should experience! :)
    I live an hour and a half south of Oklahoma City- and an hour and a half north of Ft Worth- so a visit would be SO easy to arrange! xoxo

  13. I sent you a letter today :) Hope it doesnt take too long to get there this time lol :) I think traveling across the U.S would be soooo much fun!! I think Louisiana is a must stop place. Nicest people live there :)

  14. Hi. I'm on the pen pal list. Should I wait to write to you if you are moving? New England is great in the fall, Oct & November.

  15. Red Wing, Minnesota! Stayed there for 3 months. Nicest people you will ever meet. Really old school American town feel

    Right next to the Missippi and 5 mins across that river to Wisconsin.