**These photos shown in this blog post are all iPhone photos taken throughout our drive because, you know, life.
I told myself that I was going to commit to blogging every day that we are gone, to document our trip. I am already failing.
Pressing onward, I'm catching you up here and now! In case you missed it on our social media accounts, we have set out on our fourth annual road trip! These trips are important to us every year, and something we greatly plan and look forward to. Our goal is to never celebrate the Fourth of July in the same city, and definitely not in Phoenix. Don't get us wrong, we love Phoenix. But it's hotter than hell in July and the Fourth of July was meant to be spent outside and not in a place where everything can catch on fire. #lol
SO we began our adventure! We are in Lake Tahoe for this year's Fourth and then driving down the coast of California! We had to stop along the drive and get a family photo with the Joshua Trees. My (Jess) mom comes with us every year as a built in babysitter as we usually work, plan meetings and have plenty of date nights during these trips.
When we left, we decided to break up the 12 hour drive by spending a night in Vegas. Our kids LOVED Vegas and were begging for more days there. One day is clearly not enough, so we might need to plan another trip back soon.
The following day, we made the almost 8 hour trek to Lake Tahoe, only stopping a few times. But when we did, there was no shortage of awesome things to look at.
But we made it! We made it to Lake Tahoe and the views are AH-MAZING. Our home is fantastic. The shops and food are fabulous and we are having the time of our lives. As we were driving up, Jason and I were talking and sharing about how grateful we are that we do this trip every year. We know that we are going to look back on this time in our lives and remember how extremely fun it was, and how much work went into making it happen. But we wouldn't have a single regret.
We love taking this annual trip with our family every year. We hope the tradition lives on for a long, long, time.
**Whenever we travel, we always use Homeaway.com to make our stays more comfortable. Our kids LOVE staying in new homes in every city that we travel to and we are super thankful for this service!