Today is the one year anniversary of TheConstantRambler.com We have both written many heartfelt posts about how we got here and how our friends and family (both old and new) help keep us going and help us keep the dream alive. I am going to spare you the mushy-gushy stuff and allay some fears and tears. This is a photo post! :) A year in the life of The Constant Ramblers- thanks for all of your support and love! Ramble on!
Today was the first day of our road trip that we let ourselves sleep in. Between all the hard-driving and the champagne last night, we needed it. We didn’t plan to do much in St. Louis, considering we stopped here only to see some good friends that just relocated here. We had already seen the Arch on the way in, so we decided to skip that and wander to the downtown St. Charles area and were pleasantly surprised with all the nice things to do.
Here it is…the big 3-0! I was fully expecting to wake up feeling old and depressed, but when life takes a serious turn in exactly the direction that you have always dreamed of, it’s hard to feel melancholy. I have my husband, my dogs, and a lifetime of road trip adventure ahead of me. When you want something bad enough, you have to get motivated and go out there and get it! I decided to start our road trip drive from Knoxville to St. Louis.
We woke up refreshed and eager today at 5:30 AM. Pretty surprising considering no alarm was set and we’re on vacation. It must be a side effect of not having a job or something. We ended up doing an offbeat “rambling road trip” 536 mile drive from Jacksonville, FL to Knoxville, TN. It took much longer than it should have because we made it a point to take a bunch of detours along the way and found plenty of things to do. It made the previous day feel like a practice run for the real thing. We headed out that morning full of laughter and giggles ready for adventure to come our way.