A journey unlike any other.

Sunday, May 31, 2009




Well, friends... I made it.

just a small town girl is now living, and loving, in Las Vegas.

Things have been pretty hectic since I arrived last Wednesday and I've been hankering to get online and visit your blogs, not to mention work on my own, but haven't really found my footing just yet... It's hard to find the right words to wrap around this new and exciting, and scary, experience... The trip here was lovely and my best friend and I had a great time making it together. There were only a couple of moments where I was driving, looking out at the great vastness of the desert and thinking maybe I should just turn this trailer around. (Of course, some of these emotions can probably be blamed on the Tori Amos CDs I hadn't listened to since college.) I am also happy to report there has been only one sobbing phone call to my mother. So, all in all, I would say that I've done pretty well.

So, instead of writing about the trip here, and about what my friend Todd calls the biggest gamble I've ever made in Vegas, I would love to tell the story of my crazy journey in pictures.












*A special thank you to Carina for a) loving me enough to take this crazy trip with me and b) taking many of these beautiful photographs. **A special thank you to all of you for your lovely and supportive comments. It means so much more to me than you know.

20 comments:

  1. vegas or bust! i hope you love it out there. i wonder what your plans are? but i hope to read about that when you settle in.

    best of luck to you. :)

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  2. Looks like an amazing journey! You are lucky to have a good friend to share the experience and help you make this big transition.

    I hope you find joy and happiness (and whatever else you are looking for) in Vegas.

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  3. Yay! Glad to hear you made it to Vegas safe and in one piece ;)

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  4. The journey pictures look amazing. So beautiful. I hope you enjoy Vegas!!

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  5. I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to hear more about your new life!

    There's a small chance I'll be in Vegas next weekend...I'll let you know!

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  6. Lovely pics and congrats on making it and loving it!!

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  7. YAY! you made it.
    The new adventure begins.
    Love the photographs, it's a picture diary of your BIG move!

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  8. wow. it looks like you and carina had a great time together! she is SUCH a great friend to drive out there with you. i'm glad the transition hasn't been completely traumatic. i can't wait to hear more about everything when you're ready. take your time though! we'll still all be here when you're ready to write more! :)

    xoxo

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  9. Only one call to Mom?! That is great lovebug :) I am so happy you are loving it! I am sure your feller is just loving having you out there. I can't wait til you get settled and I can attack you with emails-been trying to let you relax! XO, Liz

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  10. congrats..you have made it! I love these "on the road" pics, so fun!
    xoxo
    aline

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  11. Welcome to Sin City! What an exciting time for you!

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  12. road trips are the best...I can only imagine how it was even more special considering your circumstances!

    I am so excited and happy for you and I just know that everything is going to be great:)

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  13. Hey, I nominated you for the 'Lemonade Award'. Check out my blog for more information. Also, I posted the link to your blog on there, just so you know!

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  14. oh my! looks like so much fun :D

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