Across the Country

So…where have I been lately? It’s actually kind of crazy…

Years ago, 4 friends met while studying in Spain and became very close…they continued to grow closer as the years passed, even though they could not see each other often. More than 3 years after all 4 were separated, they reunited for an epic road trip across the United States. The 4 best friends felt complete together, horrible senses of humor and all. Two from the U.S., one from Germany, and one from Denmark.

We’re still together now, but here’s an overview of what I have experienced throughout the past 3 weeks (more detailed posts to come):

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Leaving my house in Edmond, OK. Goodbye, house!

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Chicago, IL.

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Detroit, MI.

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Niagara Falls (from Canada).

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Home of the original buffalo wings in Buffalo, NY.

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Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

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USS Constitution along the Freedom Trail in Boston, MA.

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Empire State Building in New York City, NY.

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Washington Monument in D.C.

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White House in D.C.

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Jack Daniels distillery tour in Lynchburg, TN.

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Graceland (Elvis’s home) right by Memphis, TN.

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Driving by Pops on Route 66 in OK.

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Sun coming out to play at the Lake of the Ozarks in MO.

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Visiting the old Monroe Elementary at the Brown vs. Board National Historic Site in Topeka, KS.

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Visiting the old Monroe Elementary at the Brown vs. Board National Historic Site in Topeka, KS.

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Red Rocks in Golden near Denver, CO.

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Photo break at Maxwell Falls near Denver, CO.

So, in a nutshell, we have traveled a lot throughout the past few weeks. We are especially grateful to the friends and family members who have opened their doors to us and made us feel at home. Since Chase and I leave on Sunday morning for OK, the 4 of us have to make the best of every moment we have together.

Fortunately, we’ve been doing that from the start.

Hope you all have been doing well!!

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4 Responses to Across the Country

  1. Monica Hull says:

    These pictures are amazing! SO happy you got to do this with your friends.

    • Pooja Parikh says:

      Oh, me too. I can’t believe it’s already over and now I’m preparing for classes to start. What a whirlwind! I’m excited to write the recap blog posts though. : )

  2. POOJA! Oh my goodness! You will not believe this (as I almost don’t believe it myself), but I was on PBFingers looking for a good overnight oats recipe and I was going through the comment and saw your name! I thought that surely there was no WAY that it was you, so I clicked on the link and was brought to your blog! What a small world! I love your blog and the way that you share your story!!! I hope that you are doing well!!!

    • Pooja Parikh says:

      Whaaaaaaaaat. What a small world!! I’m so glad you checked to see if it was really me! : ) and now I’m happy that I have another blog to add to my reading agenda (yours, of course). I LOVE PBFingers and her overnights oats recipe is so so good! If you’re a fan of peanut butter, she has an oatmeal pb cookie overnight oat (something like that) recipe that is divine. Thanks again for checking my blog out! I’ll be over to yours shortly to properly stalk you as well. Take care and I hope things are going well for you too!!

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