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You guys: I’ve finally made it to LA!!! It took me about a week to drive out here with my mom as co-pilot. We stopped in several cities along the way, but for the most part there was just a lot of fields, forest, and desert. THIS COUNTRY IS HUGE!!! I almost lost it in Arizona just staring out into the endless land. Anyhow, I’ve got a series of posts coming up for you about my road trip. 

On the first day of our roadtrip we drove from Youngstown, Ohio to St. Louis. It rained, like, the whole time. I’ve already driven across Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois before so it wasn’t super exciting. However, when we got to the hotel we had a fantastic view of the Arch from our room on the 25th floor!

We took a walk down to the Laclede’s Landing for dinner. It’s a historical neighborhood next to the Mississippi with lots of bars and restaurants. 

I’m like literally terrified of heights and the hotel had elevators on the outside of the building. I mean, I’m already moving to a strange city on the other side of the country so why can’t I be in a glass elevator on the 25th floor, right? I had to make this face the whole time but I got through it.

On day 2, we stopped in Springfield, Missouri for lunch at The Lebanese Place. It was majorly delicious and we stuffed ourselves.

Outside of Tulsa, we stopped at the Blue Whale, a classic route 66 attraction. It was built in the 70’s as a swimming hole and it’s like 60 feet long. The guy who built it literally hand-mixed cement in a bucket to build the whale. Can you imagine?

You can’t go swimming there anymore, and believe me, you wouldn’t want to. We saw a huge snake slithering through the water ewwwwww.

However, you can still walk around in it. It’s pretty cool and there’s actually a ladder that goes upstairs. As I told you though, I am afraid of heights so there was no way I was going up there. Plus, what if there were snakes?

There were slides out into the water.

Then it started raining again and we went to bed early. Driving is exhausting! 

Stay tuned for my next post on my road trip about Texas and New Mexico!

Have you guys ever been to any of these places? Do any of you live around here? Let me know in the comments!


20 Responses

  1. Wow, what a cool attraction! Well done for going in the elavator despite your fear of heights 🙂 it looks like so much fun! I've heard of Route 66 of coursebut I don't know anybody whose done the road trip so I'm enjoying living vicariously through your photos 🙂 x

  2. Wonderful trip! Love the photos. Have a great rest of the week!

    xo, Bry


  3. What a fun trip!! Love all the photos.

  4. What a fantastic trip! Incredible photos – love that first one so, so much. xx

  5. Road trips are everything! SO much fun looking at these pics!

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  6. Ahhh the American road trip is on my bucket list! Looks like you're having great trim so far, that whale is awesome!

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  7. beautiful pictures 🙂 sounds like you had so much fun!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  8. This sounds like such a fun experience to have. A road trip is actually on my bucket list. Great photos! x

  9. Lovely pictures ! Looks like a lot of fun

  10. road trips are so amazing, I'm looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip!

  11. So cool! I haven't been to any of these! The whale looks awesome

  12. Wow, super cute!
    Enjoy the day, sweetie.

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  13. That whale looks so awesome! Even though I'd be ready to leg it if I saw any snakes at all. Oh god.

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  14. That's so cool, I'd love to do a road trip around the States, it always has seemed to me like such a great way to discover our "huge" country (that made me laugh lol!), can't wait to see your next post! x


  15. Yaaay! Hope you're having dun on your roadtrip! The Blue Whale looks super fun and super cool! Wow! <3

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  16. That tours photos of your trip 🙂


  17. That blue whale looks like so much fun! Have fun in Texas and New Mexico! I can't wait to see those photos. I've driven through Oklahoma once.

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  18. really nice photos :), looks like you had a fun time, and the food looks yummy.

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