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Yet Another Cross-Country Move: Goodbye Grain Belt, Hello Beltway!

Yet Another Cross-Country Move:  Goodbye Grain Belt, Hello Beltway!

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Time for Eva and Paul to do another cross-country move.

Yes, that’s right.  It’s the third summer in a row in which, in lieu of a beach vacation, Paul and I will be driving through a whole bunch of states, on our way to a new home.  In the summer of 2013 we drove from Richmond, Virginia to Seattle, Washington.  Last summer we drove from Seattle to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  And this time (our shortest trip yet!) we’re driving from Minneapolis to Silver Spring, Maryland (right outside of D.C.), which is where we hope to settle for a good long while.  No more big moves in the foreseeable future. (As I type this I am furiously knocking on wood.)

On Saturday we left Minnesota and drove through Wisconsin and Indiana.  On Sunday we stopped in Dayton, Ohio to have dinner and fun with some friends.  Today we’ll see friends in Columbus, Ohio and then scoot through West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Finally, on Tuesday we’ll head on down into Maryland.  A measly seven states this time.

Since I’m currently busy driving and eating at Subway, I’ve decided to entertain you fine folks with memories of our past cross-country trips.

Here is a post about our trip in 2013, when Paul and I got in a fight at a road-side attraction in North Dakota:  A Fight at Frontier Village

Here are some pictures of our trip in 2013:  Another Cross-Country Move

And here are some pictures of our trip in 2014:

Playing checkers at a road-side stop in Idaho.

Playing checkers at a road-side stop in Idaho.  Paul is displaying a little-known candy bar called an Idaho Spud.

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Spying on buffalo at the National Bison Range in Montana

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Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, SD

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Driving all day is exhausting.  Here’s my face plant to prove it.  

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Of course we had to go to Mt. Rushmore.

View of the Mississippi from our new apartment in Minneapolis.

View of the Mississippi from our apartment in Minneapolis.

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About evalangston

Eva Langston is a writer, among other things.

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