The need for another road trip started before I got home from the last one. Last summer my best friend Nick and I took about 9 days and drove over 5000 miles seeing some of the most amazing places I can imagine. That trip stirred something inside of me and I've been longing for that ever since.

    Since then I planned on doing another trip like that but taking more time to so I wouldn't be as rushed. Nick couldn't go this time because he is busy awaiting a baby, and I couldn't be more stoked for him. I've also wanted to do a solo trip for some time so now is that time! 

     As school started winding down, more and more reasons why I shouldn't take this time off started to arise. For example, what about my job? Shouldn't I be doing summer school? Couldn't I use that money for something more logical? 

    I have my mom to thank for pushing me to do it despite the excuses I could have come up with. I have no major plans for this trip other than that I am heading west. I am currently two days into it and I'm exploring a little more of New Mexico then we got to last time. Last night I stopped to see Palo Duro Canyon because I had driven by many times but never actually been. My friend said "What canyon is that? It looks too green to be the Grand Canyon." That's pretty much how I would describe it. Less big, more green. 

    I found a spot to park and sleep for the night, and I quickly fell asleep to the sound of the wind rolling over the flatness of west Texas, slightly shaking my car. I got woken up by the sound of rain beating on the roof of the car, but it was still dark outside so I let my mind drift back to sleep until the sun came up. Now I am in Santa Fe, New Mexico and it is sunny and raining out. I like this state, I'm excited to see what else it has to offer.  

     If you made it this far, you probably know by now I am pretty bad at putting the thoughts in my head into words and sentences that make sense but thanks for taking the time. I wasn't planning on writing about this trip but I know my mom wants me to and if one person gets something out of it then it's worth it. It is also good documentation, so we'll see how long I keep this up. 

    See ya in the next one!