This week I’ve been very productive, and I think it’s putting me in a better mood. I love the feeling of getting something done (at least after it’s done); and my to-do list for the next couple months is a mile long, so it’s nice to get some things crossed off. I’m trying to make sure I have everything I need for three different trips, while also getting ready to move out.
First of all I’ve been up late into the night every day to do research for our road trip in July – it’s really happening! Turns out saving money can be the most time consuming thing of all. I had the general plan of where we wanted to go done long ago, and if money wasn’t an issue, I would have just ordered everything through hotels.com and been done already. But I’m determined to stay frugal, and this trip is all about outdoor experiences, so I’m making sure to know about every possible free campground close to where we’re going (which mostly means BLM areas and boondock camping). By the way, did you know that some places charge 30-50 dollars for us to set up a tent for a night without using any amenities at all? That’s definitely not what we’re looking for (you could get a bad hotel room for that). Even when we’re camping at the Grand Canyon we’re hoping to stay in a $12 a night campground.
Is it ridiculous that even writing about this has me all excited with a big grin on my face? I’m determined to make this the best summer ever. Well, second to the summer we got married, which is still a pretty tall order.
When I’m not on my computer planning I’ve been doing house chores, packing up and throwing away things we don’t use on a daily basis, and going shopping for the things we still need for over a month in the wild. And I still had time for a fun movie night at a friends place. So right now I’m feeling pretty accomplished! However, I’m sure that feeling will go away as soon as this cold weather disappears and I can spend my time in the sun with a good book.
I also just got Julie G’s new Cruise Collection in the mail yesterday! These polishes are absolutely perfect for spring and summer – the colors are adorable. I’m really looking forward to trying them all, and I’ll make sure to share the swatches with you when I do. I’m currently wearing Miami Beach, and it’s gorgeous! I bet it will look amazing out in the sun.
Now me and Andy are headed to Atlanta to hear his cousin play a concert! Check out the Milk Carton Kids!