So, like I said in my last post, vacations are over. And I don’t know about you guys, but me, the first thought I have when my life restart following the ordinary routine, is “all right, let’s think about where to go next”.
Although I’m lucky cause I have already a trip booked for these Christmas Holidays. I’m going to New York City. My aunt is living in a little city 80 miles from NY and she invited all our family to spend Christmas with hers. Could we say no?! No way! So this is going to be my third time in NY, the first one in winter, and my first time ever traveling with my mother and my sister. I can’t wait.
That aside, I guess I suffer from some extremely strong travel addiction because pretty much any moment I have with nothing to do, I can’t help but keep on thinking about my next travel plans.
And here’s the thing. I thought I was done with the US. I clearly am not. I thought next year would be the one where I would’ve changed direction toward the Orient. I had already read something about it, and planned a pretty vague itinerary across China. But the truth is, I still wanna see a million things in the US. I’m not satisfied yet. What can I say. I simply like them all.
For those of you who don’t already know, I spent almost the entire month of August on a road trip around the southern US. Last year I had the same experience around California and Arizona. I have to say road trips suit me perfectly, and even if I know there’s plenty of places on this planet where to have wonderful road trips, I just can’t think of a better place than the US.
I still have to post something more about my last trip, but in the meanwhile I can tell you it was awesome. Great experience and a lot of things to tell. Nonetheless, it left me with a thirst for another one in more spectacular places on a landscape level.
I’m not complaining here about the southern States, it was really an amazing trip, it’s just that along the road I didn’t experience that sensation of wonder I felt on the roads of California and Arizona. The landscapes along the roads of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia are pretty flat, then the driving along those roads didn’t leave me as stunned as I was last year driving in the middle of the desert in Arizona, or across the Santa Monica Mountains, rather than along the Pacific Coast Highway or in The Monument Valley.
And that’s what I want to experience again. So I made up my mind and I got already what it seems to me a pretty good plan.
The work is still in progress, but more or less here’s what I wanna do. Starting from Denver, I’d like to see as much as I can of Colorado and Utah and the Rocky Mountains, heading west to Salt Lake City. Then I’m going north where I’m planning to spend at least four days in the Yellowstone National Park. From there my idea is going to Portland and then Seattle. Once there, depending on how many days this plan is going to take, if possible I’d like to go back to L.A. that literally blew my mind last year.
We’ll see. I’ll certainly let you know once I got all that figured out. Obviously I’ll appreciate every advice you guys have, since I know some of you are that lucky to have already experienced those places, or even to live there.
All of this, just to let you know how I survive my going back work.