Week 13: Thank You.

Week 13: Thank You.

Week 13. What on earth can we say about week 13. From hitch hiking a cop car to seeing the Taos Earth Ships, to breaking up a fight to taking a trip to ER and a million other things in between…

Lilly had been looking forward to seeing the Earth Ships – completely sustainable off-grid houses – for our entire trip so after leaving Albuquerque we spent a day hitch hiking up into the absolute middle of nowhere New Mexico to see them. Then we went to Texas, and things got a little crazy. Who’d have known.

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Pretenniless: Completed.

Pretenniless: Completed.

In our 20 weeks travelling America, we covered all 48 mainland states, 39 cities and drove well over 13,650 miles.

That’s Lands End to John O’Groats 16 times, for all the UK residents out there. 116 and a half times round the M25, but with decidedly better views.

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Week 12: Thank You.

Week 12: Thank You.

There’s not a huge amount of people to thank this week, but the people we are thanking made a huge impact on our trip. (Yes, even Mitch the bartender!)

When you’re on the road for 20 weeks, constantly thinking about where you’re going to sleep and how you’re going to get there and what you’re going to eat and how many people you’ll meet on the way, it’s nice to take a few days to chill out sometimes. That’s exactly what Rand and Jonathan allowed us to do in Flagstaff, and it was only at the end of Week 12 we actually managed to move on to our next destination…Albuquerque.

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Week 11: Thank You

Week 11: Thank You

Week 11 started crazy and ended in the most relaxing way possible.

We learned a lot about Vegas, a lot about Arizona, and confirmed that we both love the mountains and nature far, FAR more than the desert and cities. No surprises there. What did surprise us though is the lengths people will go to to help us out, and the power of having someone ‘vouch’ for you…

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Week 10: Thank You.

Week 10: Thank You.

This week we travelled down Route 1 from Big Sur down to San Diego.

We’d realised that contrary to our expectations, California is NOT easy to hitch and although this popular route is flooded with tourists, they are mostly American tourists raised to fear hitchhikers, not hippies as we’d imagined to find along this route.

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Week Nine Part II: Thank You.

Week Nine Part II: Thank You.

We split week nine into two parts because so many people helped us this week! We managed to remember a few more names for the second part of this week…

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Week Nine Part I: Thank You.

Week Nine Part I: Thank You.

The week of no names. We feel terrible when we don’t remember people’s names. You might think “why don’t you write them down!” and I’m not making excuses but this week we had a lot of rides, we ate very little and we slept very little, and it was extremely hot.

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