Melanie and Harrison are officially on their way to my house as I write this post! I am so excited! I spent a great deal of time searching for all of our assorted camping gear in my house. I got the tent out and found our camp stove and mess kits and all sorts of other fun camping things. I haven't been legit camping in a good while, so I'm pretty excited. I've worked at a summer camp for the past 5 years, but we live in cabins and the one time the whole cabin group goes camping in the woods, I don't really have that much to do with setup and cooking. It will definitely be an adventure!
Anyway, once my travel buddies arrive, we'll be chilling at my house for the night and making sure that we have everything that we need. I still need to pack up all of my clothes. I feel like there's a lot of different clothes that I'll need because we're going such a variety of places, and the weather is kind of all over the place. We're planning on going to Yellowstone, and the temperatures can drop down to the low 30's at night! In the summer!
So far we have definite stops planned for the next few days of our trip. Tomorrow we'll stay in Kentucky and travel a bit along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. I've been wanting to go on the Bourbon Trail since I turned 21. My friend Scott and I were gonna do it for our 21st birthdays (our birthdays are 2 days apart), but sadly we never found the time, since we were at school different places. The trail consists of 6 of Kentucky's finest distilleries, all of which are more or less between Lexington and Louisville. You can go to any of them and tour the distillery, and they have tastings, too! A fun thing they started doing a few years ago is the passport. Once you've visited every distillery on the trail, you get a free t-shirt! I'm pretty excited about the trail, even though we probably won't make it to all of them this time around.
Tomorrow night, we'll stay with a friend in Louisville before heading up to Chicago. I discovered it was much cheaper to stay in a hotel by the O'Hare airport than to attempt to find a place downtown. I got a pretty good deal with my AAA discount, and the hotel has a free shuttle to the nearby train station. Well, I better get back to packing up my things. See you later!
I figured out how to map on the blog where we're going. Enjoy!