I'll have to catch you up on what we have been up to the last few days. I realize now that it will become harder and harder to post these blogs, which I have a few reasons of why so stick with me... One because of the no wifi situation. Two I have never written about traveling before so it's hard for me to find inspiration, which I know sounds stupid because of all the beauty I am surround by each day (especially my lovely sister). Three I'm not used to people reading my writing so I am not really sure what to write about. I'll eventually get into a flow of this but you've been warned, I have no idea what I am doing.
So... Tuesday night we were camped on the Mississippi river in Iowa. It was absolutely beautiful, we kinda just rolled in late at night and parked only feet away from the bank of the river. As much as we wanted to stay, we caught the sunrise and were off to Wisconsin and up to Minnesota.
Here's Vandy parked next to the Mississippi river, up and early ready to get going.
The drive from there was pretty simple... Lots and Lots of corn... Kember may or may have not jumped out of the car and grabbed an ear from someones farm. It now sits on our dash board enjoying the nice hot sun that beats down drying it out. Roam our buffalo also sits on the dash board although he seems to fly off time to time after a sharp turn. That's kinda just what happens when living in a van, things in the back sliding and falling all over the place. Although we choose to ignore it 90% of the time. Another fun fact about living in a van, because I know all of you reading this are also van life folks and not at all normal people. The hours of driving seem to go by fast as long as you fill them with laughs and the serial podcast I got my sister hooked on. Sadly there is very limited country music. So if you do go on a road trip across the country or even down the street, find a buddy that loves country music as much as you do. I hope you take that life tip with you everywhere you go...
Once we landed in Minnesota we stopped to see a friend from Connecticut who studies at Carlton College. I'll give you a few details now but believe me this person needs to have her own blog post so you might have to wait to hear about all of her greatness. We got to the college around 3 on Wednesday so Gabby gave us a tour of the campus and met a bunch of her friends. She even showed us the most amazing burrito place down town. I'm a very big fan of burritos if you didn't know, so I was quite excited!!
Something about being on a college campus makes me feel weird, that right now I am supposed to be a freshman off at some school. But instead I am sitting on the floor of MIA, for anyone from Minnesota you would know what that is. Otherwise feel free to look it up... Kidding it's a museum that my sister is obsessed with now. But I don't know the second I walked in it felt like I was back in middle school on a field trip, where we are forced to go to museums and write about 5 things we saw throughout the day. I wish I had more of an interest in art, to me all of it looks the same. At the end of the day I appreciate all art because I understand the skill and thought process that goes into each piece. I just never seemed that motivated to go out and spend my day at an art museum. I enjoy seeing how passionate my sister can be with it though, how much she genuinely is interested and cares about all artists and their difference processes. I hope I can find something like that, as of now I'll continue to look and give myself time to focus on things that make me happy.
Before I end this blog I'll probably bring the topic of what it's like for me to be on a college campus or what I feel about college in general but for now I need to ponder and let those thoughts marinate. I'd also like to shout out my fiancé Olive for believing in me and for giving me the motivation to write today. Love you buddy and miss you like crazy.
Greta Ann Vanderblue.