It is no secret that I am travel obsessed. I love the idea of seeing new things and exploring new places. Spring Break was the perfect time for just that!
A few months before spring break, my plan was to stay in Ames and work all week to pick up more hours. Although I would have been totally fine with that, when the offer of taking a road trip came up, I couldn’t resist. Brad had mentioned the thought of a road trip and I thought, why not? It is college after all. Brad is very into nature and outdoorsy stuff. I am very into bigger cities and touring. After many different cities and states were brought up, we finally came up with a compromised plan for the both of us.
We began our trip right away on Saturday morning. We left at 2 am to ensure that we would make it to Nashville on time for a concert.
Sunday was spent in Nashville as well. We did not have any plans for this day so we made it up as we went along! The Opry Mills mall was not too terribly far from our hotel so we decided to spend the day there. We didn’t shop for much but we did have fun looking around, taking photos in a photo booth(which Brad turned into Easter photos by accidentally hitting the Easter filter, lol), and trying new places to eat!
Monday was a travel/touring day. The original plan was to just head to Tifton, Georgia and sleep before the next day. At the last minute we had decided to check out Chattanooga, Tennessee on the way. It turned out to be one of the best days of the trip! We ended up touring Ruby Falls and adventuring over to Rock City.
Tuesday morning we had left Tifton, Georgia early in the morning to head to our final destination, Rainbow Springs. Rainbow Springs National Park is a state park where we set up our tent to camp for a couple of nights(yes, I did survive despite the many lizards and roaming turtles). We saw many beautiful views and spent lots of time outdoors while here!
Thursday was spent driving back from Florida to Atlanta, Georgia. We drove most of the day and then went straight to the hotel to rest for another day of driving Friday. Friday we were headed to Marion, Illinois to rest up for the end of the drive on Saturday. It was my turn to drive Friday and I saw an exit for Metropolis. I could not pass it up and it gave us some time out of the car. Metropolis has a lot of meaning to me because it was a stop on an FCCLA trip that had inspired our club a lot that year! We found the statues and took pictures around the city!
Overall, the trip was definitely worth the long hours in the car! We made the most of our week that felt like it flew way too fast. It was an amazing time but I do admit that it feels great to be back in Ames. I am excited to get back to work tomorrow and to get back into the swing of things. We only have a little over a month left of classes and the first year of college will be over before we know it!
Also, how great is it that the Cyclones have made it to the Sweet 16?! It has been fun cheering them on so far and I can’t wait for the game Friday!
It appears that I have fallen off the face of the earth by my lack of blogging but I am here to tell you that all is well!
I apologize for not keeping up on my blog for those that do read it. This new semester has been keeping me busy with no time for blogging. I am working every day, twice a day, with classes in between. This may sound like a lot but I am loving every minute of it. School is going well for me this semester. I am taking lots of classes that I will be needing for when I teach and I thoroughly find them interesting!
There’s not a whole lot of newness from this semester other than new classes and more working. I did have one minor change, though. I recently moved to first floor in my building. The transition went well and I am loving my new home!
As I had said previously, it is hard to find time to sit down and write on my blog. I am hoping that with the semester ending in a couple of months I will be able to write more.
And now since I have time to sit down and write, I plan to begin writing my Spring Break blog, so keep on the lookout for that here soon!