Road Trip…It's Happening… Wanna come? Have Suggestions?

Annika (@arenofnote) 9 years ago

Hey, friends!

So I will be doing a road trip in a few weeks from Flagstaff, AZ to Wilmington, NC and back. I would love any HEthens interested to join me or even just for ride share; it will be a grand adventure! I plan to Couchsurf the entire way and have as many ride sharers as possible.

So you have an idea of what kinds of things/places/people I enjoy…Everything/one!! Especially great music scenes, beautiful open nature, big city experiences (I’m a smaller city girl), hiking, extreme anything, meeting crazy kinds of people, completing dares, completing truths. Things I like less…places where it’s suburbia and suburbia only lacking any rich culture and/or beautiful sights.

My itinerary is below… Feel free to leave suggestions of cities/places to stop in. I’m also trying to decide on a city to stay in between New Orleans and Wilmington, if y’all have any ideas!

5/13 – Flagstaff–>Albuquerque
5/14 – Albuquerque–>Austin
5/15 – Austin
5/16 – Austin–>New Orleans
5/17 – New Orleans
5/18 – New Orleans–>???? (need suggestions in Alabama/Georgia enroute to Wilmington)
5/19 – ????–>Wilmington
5/20-5/24 – Wilmington/NC coastal area
5/25-6/2 – Back to Flagstaff, undecided on route as of yet…

Who’s with me?! And/or…who’s got suggestions? ;)

April 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm
Anonymous (2,833) (@) 9 years ago ago

Its just you? How are you going to be travelling – car? bus?

I don’t know many of those places but that seems like an awfully short trip with a whole crap load of driving. When are you gonna have time for fun :)?

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Just me so far! But I have Couchsurfing friends in a lot of places and appreciate many types of ride share friends, so I don’t plan on being too lonely. I’ll be driving my subaru, so I’m trying to find cool kids to take up some seats/take up an opportunity to meet some HEthens in person! :)

I had to make it three weeks because I start my new job at the beginning of June. And I always have fun ;) Even while driving long distances, haha.

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote, Well good luck. Make sure you research the neighborhoods you are staying in.
Almost got mugged in san fran last weekend cause I didn’t do this…

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Oh no! Glad you’re safe. Thanks for the tip :)

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

Bump, just because I want to send out couch requests in the next couple days. :))

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who (557) (@season) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote, Suggestion- Hit northern east coast, especially if you can get north of Boston.Depending on your gas funds. Looking like it could be a sweet summer.

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Alex Pretorius (33) (@apretorius1) 9 years ago ago

If you were coming anywhere near Atlanta I would be totally down, but I hope you have fun!

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@season, I wish! That would be amazing, but I don’t think funds/time will allow. That’ll be the next trip ;)

@apretorius1, I will be near Atlanta! Coming through Alabama and Georgia on the way up to North Carolina.

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 9 years ago ago

If you feel like hitting up near Georgia/Pensacola area to see pretty ass beaches, I might follow you to NC :3 :3, @arenofnote,

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yugen (29) (@jreynolds789) 9 years ago ago

Im in Phoenix AZ, Anthem specifically.. and this is so awfully tempting..

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@heedthem, Oh hell yeah. Wanna meet me in Pensacola on 5/18??

@jreynolds789, Uhmmm yes, PLEASE! How can I tempt you further? :)

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Nick (3) (@peyotecult) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote If you were going to be passing by the bay area in California I would like to tag along this adventure. Hope you stay safe and all goes well!

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Andrea (21) (@yourefunny) 9 years ago ago

Athens, Georgia is a really sweet place to check out while you’re passing through GA. If you feel like driving a bit north of Atlanta, Chattanooga, Tennessee is also AMAZING. There’s a waterfall inside of a cave there, called Ruby Falls.

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yugen (29) (@jreynolds789) 9 years ago ago

@yourefunny omg I’ve been to ruby falls, went last summer.. that was incredible. More gorgeous than it sounds.

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Stealf (124) (@stealf) 9 years ago ago

I live in Tempe at ASU right now, sounds like a fun adventure, I was actually wanting to do something like this over the summer.. I might be down!

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@areaofnote I live in the southern KY area, about an hour north of Nashville. I have really been wanting to do something like this for a while now. Wilmington, NC is about, idk, 5-6 hrs east of Nashville. Would time allow you to make a trip to the music city and I could maybe meet you there just to engage in your experience??

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@peyotecult, Ahh man! I was deciding between heading east to NC or heading northwest to Seattle; we totally could have met up! Next time! Thanks for the well wishes :)


@yourefunny
, Annnnnd I just googled Ruby Falls and I’m dying. I want to try to make it there on the way back west! Thanks for the nugget of knowledge!


@stealf
, Yessssss! You guys end classes like a week earlier than us, right? Come chill in Flag then we can road trip!


@robertproctor34
, That sounds awesome! It might be best to swing by Nashville on the way back to AZ, since it sounds like we might stop in Chattanooga before that? Probably around the 25th or 26th of May.

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote, Yikes that was sooner than I realized for some reason. Okay, do you know how long your would ride up to NC and back?
What kind of people do you hang with? Do you smoke? Trip? Etc? :)

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@heedthem, Can you do it that soon? Where do you live? It’s a 10.5 hour drive from Pensacola to Wilmington, but I’d probably go back west through Tennessee rather than come back down south too far. What were you feelin’?

I hang out with all kinds of people! And I have been known to partake in etcetera activities… ;)

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote, I could theoretically do it that soon as I will be out of school and probably no job just yet. However, you only coming through Tennessee is probably a problem. Quite honestly idk how I’d get to Pensacola there or back as that’s a nice 7 hour drive from me. ^_^

I might need to sit this one out, but it sounds fun!

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Alex Pretorius (33) (@apretorius1) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote, In Atlanta Centennial Olympic park is cool, there is also the CCN center, The Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coke all in that general area. A little north of Atlanta in Roswell, there is the Roswell Mill which is mostly just a nice park by the river with ruins from a really old mill. Canton Street as lots if cool restaurants and shops that are pretty cool, also where I work. Find me on Facebook if you want more ideas. May want to follow you up to North Carolina, its been a minute since I’ve been up there.

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Annika (152) (@arenofnote) 9 years ago ago

@heedthem, Ahh, well where are you located? Maybe I’ll be passing near you and could come meet up.


@apretorius1
, Hey, Alex! Thanks for the ideas! I’d love for you to come up to NC with me. I don’t have Facebook, so feel free to shoot me a message here if you like :)

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Timo (41) (@timoteo) 9 years ago ago

I live in athens Ga and you can come party with me (and my folkband), and id be SO down to roadtrip wherever youre going next. Lost my license and ive been achin for one lol

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eartha (9) (@earthadance) 9 years ago ago

Being from NM, I can give you some suggestions on that end of things.

I highly suggest hiking the Sandia crest in Alb. if you can, it’s crazy beautiful. Basically a big mountain surrounded by flat. Also, if you get a chance on your way to Austin, try to stop by a native pueblo for some grub and culture. Also awesome: Ojo Caliente. It’s between Sante Fe and Taos (both great towns). It’s a reasonably priced series of mineral baths that has been around forever.
http://ojospa.com/

Enjoy!

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 9 years ago ago

@arenofnote, ah you’re not. I live in Orlando, lol

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