It honestly seems like just yesterday my friends and I walked into STA Travel ready to discuss our trip and book our flights. But it wasn’t yesterday, it was the 27th of July last year. Almost 9 months later, we now have 7 weeks exactly until we board our plane.
I’ve pretty much since then been counting down. Every now and again I would pop onto the STA Travel app and see the days counting their way down.
In 300 days. 300 300 300.
And now, well it’s certainly not 300 days now, in fact no where near
To think how close it has gotten and how quickly. It’s mad. I want to have been on our flights, arrived in America, spent our first few days there and picked up our car ready to hit the open road (albeit nervous as fuck as we’ll be driving on the opposite side of the road, in the opposite side of the car).
I’m not going to lie, my posts from now on will pretty much be similar until I go as I’ll just be counting down the days. But come and join the excitement with me.
Are you planning any trips anytime soon? Has your countdown started? Leave me a comment and let me know, or just message me linking to your blog for me to have a look at.
With just under 9 weeks until we board our plane to Boston it is becoming completely real that this trip IS happening.
With all the important things so far dealt with; i.e flights, car rental and accommodation the conversation has turned to a completely new subject. What clothes are you taking? This has been the topic of our conversation so far today, because it’s never too early to start planning and I mean, just what do you take with you when you’re going to travel America for a month?? If I’m being completely honest though, I haven’t thought about it at all and probably won’t until about a week before we’re due to board our plane from Glasgow.
What I have been thinking about is the things that are next on our list. Now although all the main things have been booked there is still a few things we need to book (which we plan on doing in the next week or so) and they are things like, booking Alcatraz, escape games in Nashville etc. The little things we’re adding to our trip that we want to do and experience.
I just keep thinking ahead to this trip and what is waiting for us.
As some of you may know, it was my birthday about 2 weeks ago now and my best friends (that are coming on this trip) got me America related things. Dollars for a start and also a journal for our trip.
I’m so excited to get over there and start using it. It’s filled with pages full to record your trip details.
- Who is travelling.
- What vehicle are you travelling in.
- Starting and ending points for that day.
- Your mileage start/finish.
- How many miles you’ve travelled that day and throughout the whole trip.
- Your stops. (Which city. Whether it is for food, gas or a sight).
- Any souvenirs bought or any other costs.
- Amount spent that day and throughout the whole trip.
- Which states have been visited that day and throughout whole trip.
- Licence plates seen that day.
- Best part of the day.
- Daily notes or pictures.
The thought of being in America, driving through the states with my best friends making some incredible memories. It makes me want this trip to hurry up something awful, but at the same time I’m seeing how quickly it is coming around and I know it’s going to have been and gone in no time at all.
For me, this trip is going to be one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Shared with some of the most amazing people in my life.
Have you been on an epic road trip or adventure with your friends? Leave me a comment and tell me all about your experiences.