Rooted in Richmond

Adventures in parenting, travel, and life

You can probably already tell from the picture above that there isn’t much newsworthy from day six.  We drove six hours from Fargo, North Dakota to Black River Falls, Wisconsin.  It was heavy on boredom and light on memories.  When we left Fargo, we weren’t sure how far we’d drive or where we’d stay.  We …

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Welcome back, and thanks for not giving up on us!  If you were following along on our relocation road trip, you might think we made it to North Dakota, jumped through space and time to buy a house in Virginia, and then fell off the face of the Earth.  Sometimes it feels that way!  The …

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You guys, we bought a house!  I know I’m ahead of myself and I’m only on day five of the road trip chronicles, but we’re just so excited that I had to pause for this breaking news.  After ten days on the road, we are very happy and relieved to be in our new place. …

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Day 4 (Friday) had us driving from Billings, Montana to Dickinson, North Dakota.  It was mostly a driving day and we jumped off I-90 for the first time to I-94 and entered new territory.  We reluctantly left the mountains behind and drove into the Great Plains.  We crossed the border from Montana into North Dakota …

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Highlights: Beautiful views along I-90, Butte downtown Lowlights: Severe storms On day 3 (Thursday), we drove from Missoula to Billings, Montana.  As predicted in our second blog post, we broke in the travel potty with “the inevitable emergency side-of-the-interstate-in-Montana pit stop” somewhere between Missoula and Butte.  I-90 through Montana gets pretty sparse after Missoula so …

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Day 2 and I’m already behind on posting!  Day 2 was Wednesday and we woke up in Moses Lake, Washington.  The weather was gorgeous and we could see Mt. Rainier and either Mt. Adams or Mt. St. Helens from the hotel parking lot.  We stretched our legs with a little walk down the street to …

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A lot of people ask us about our road trip route from Seattle to Richmond.  And it’s a great question – there are so many good options!  If we had more time or weren’t traveling with a human kid and a fur kid, I’d want to drive down the coast to Northern California and then …

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This will be easy, we thought.  No problem.  We’ve done this before.  We last moved across the country in 2010, unexpectedly and with only a few weeks’ notice.  I was 27 and all at once hopeful, tearful, excited, and anxiety-ridden.  I simultaneously couldn’t wait to leave and didn’t want to go.  After the move, Chris …

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The beginning of this blog comes to you from 30k feet, somewhere over farm land between Seattle and Chicago.  We’ve been talking about this for months and the adventure is finally underway.  I’m en route to Richmond, Virginia for a fast and furious house-hunting, preschool-touring long weekend.  Seattle has been a seven-year season of growing, …

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