Next up from our Summer Road Trip 2009 are some pictures from Melissa’s cousin’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding up in Eagle, ID (just outside of Boise) and was, essentially, the initial reason for the road trip. The couple, Sarah and George, looked great and it was a fun wedding but I only took a few images since I knew so few people and I didn’t want to be the weird guy with a big fancy camera taking pictures of strangers (I’ll leave that job to my professional photographer friends). Here is a small handful of images I managed to get.
Sometimes you just have to get away. In a car. With beef jerky.
So here’s the deal. My wife’s cousin Sarah is getting married on July 25th and we’re going. The only hitch? It’s in Eagle, ID which is just outside of Boise, ID. Melissa, my wife, offered to simply fly up there alone and said I didn’t have to go if work did not allow. But forget that! I know an opportunity when I see one! My suggestion? Road trip.
I just wrapped up several web projects and have been overworked and stressed (about deadlines) so there is nothing like a cramped car and thousands of miles to help improve my spirits.
We’re still trying to piece everything together exactly and we’re leaving tomorrow. We’re about 90% sure the trip will be SB to SF to Sac to Bend, OR to Boise, ID to Portland, OR back to Bend, OR to Sac to SF and back to SB. *see map below
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We’re keeping costs down as much as possible by staying with friends whenever possible. We’ve already got a car rented (I pick it up tonight) and a hotel in Boise while we’re in town for the wedding. Other than that we don’t have a lot planned out. We’re couch hopping up the state of California and Oregon and will probably end up stopping at a hotel here or there if necessary. No idea what will happen.
I went a little over board at the grocery store in anticipation of the trip. There’s a big bag of trail mix in there behind the two bags of jerky. What? Don’t judge me!
So I am still working this all out but I was hoping to share our trip with our friends and family. There will be at least three posts on this blog about the trip – The Prep, The Journey, and The Follow-up. The Journey post will have pics and updates via my iPhone as we go along and The Follow-up will have the nicer pics and probably a more deailed wrap-up.
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My wife and I recently went to her father’s retirement dinner (he was the Fire Chief for Big Bear Lake, CA) and this is his last ride in the fire truck on its way to the dinner gathering.
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