Road Trip

Snapchat Story Series – Road Trip Silver Spring, MD to Glen Ellyn, IL

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and have been having an eventful summer! I sure have been which is why I’m a bit behind on my blog posts! However, I just got back from exploring around the east coast so it’s time to get back on track. While you wait around for me to catch up and get organized, here is a little video of my road trip from Silver Spring, MD back to my house in Glen Ellyn, IL. What you saw in this video is: Fun things in Pittsburgh, PA Random farmers market Cute places in Vermilion, OH Lake Erie Beautiful skies! What have you been up to this summer?

A Road Trip – LA to Chicago Day 3: Broken Arrow, OK & Springfield, MO

The drive in Oklahoma and into Missouri was nice because we saw a lot of ranches and stopped near cows and horses to take some pictures.We didn’t spend much time in Broken Arrow except have Thanksgiving at my friend’s uncle’s house. Since this was during Thanksgiving break, there was no way I was missing out on a good turkey meal! The most memorable part of that night was the pecan pie and the bed in which I slept. Oklahoma knows how to make pecan pies and beds! Apparently they also have a huge corn festival every summer which is on my list of things to do; I love corn. So, Oklahoma, I will be back for you! We made a spontaneous stop at the salt mines in Missouri. They were called Fantastic Caverns and conveniently on our route. I think what made our visit to this place more exciting was…

A Road Trip – LA to Chicago Day 2: Albuquerque, NM & Amarillo, TX

Okay, so after the Grand Canyon we kept driving and stopped in Albuquerque, NM to spend the night there. We decided we would have some sort of steak/burger dinner here since we had been so good at not spending our money on anything besides gas for day one. This some how ended up being a fail. Probably one of the first times yelp has ever failed me. We went to a place called Frontier Restaurant with over 700 reviews and 4 stars. I can’t remember exactly what we had but I remember a burger and a steak. They lacked flavor, maybe we didn’t order the right thing? Whatever the case, think before you go there. Anyway, the cheap gas in this state made up for the not so great dinner. Seriously guys, about $18 for a full tank; cheapest gas ever! I should have filled gallons of that stuff from…

A Road Trip – LA to Chicago Day 1: Grand Canyon, AZ

I guess I should start by talking about how I got to Chicago. Well, I road tripped with two friends. And. It. Was. Epic! This was the longest road trip I had done sans family which was a pretty big deal. I think this is the appropriate time to tell you that I come from a very traditional conservative Pakistani Muslim family. Unmarried girls don’t usually do this sort of thing. Which may come as a surprise to most of the western world where as soon as you hit 18 you are allowed to do pretty much anything you want and essentially no one can stop you. Well, if I was moving to Chicago, this was the only way I was doing it and I’m so glad I did because it has become a very memorable experience!Okay, now onto the actual road trip part which I will be dividing into…