Our Journey Across America in our RV

July 2, 2016

Our Journey Across America

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not know that we recently returned from a month long journey across America (in our RV) hence the lack of blogging. It was an amazing vacation, one that our family will never forget. We laughed, we cried, and we explored until we couldn’t walk anymore. We drove 4,600+ miles and made priceless memories. Our journey began in Charleston, SC. Our destination was The Grand Canyon. We visited so many fun places in between and had the trip of a lifetime. Lots of memories were made and we are thankful to be back home now. Below is a recap of our month long vacation.


Our Journey Across America


Our first stop was Montgomery, Alabama where we visited the Rosa Parks Library and Museum.


Montgomery, AL
Montgomery, AL


On we drove to New Orleans, Louisiana where we ate beignets and listened to sultry jazz music.


New Orleans, LA


We even met up with a dear blogging friend, Felicia Nguyen. If you don’t already follow her blog, you must! She is a culinary queen.


Felicia from Dinner Ready at Five


New Orleans, LA


Our next stop was Houston, Texas where we ‘travelled through space’ while visiting the NASA Space Center.


Houston, Texas


We even got to see Mission Control!


Mission Control


We shopped ’til we dropped at Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. (More about this experience will be in another blog post).
Magnolia Market


We rode the Little House on the Prairie stage coach in Abilene, Texas. (Frontier Texas)


Abilene, Texas


Texas went on forever and ever.


Texas, The never-ending state.


We explored the underground caverns in Carlsbad, NM.


Carlsbad Caverns, NM


Carlsbad Caverns, NM


We visited the aliens in Roswell, NM.


Roswell, NM


We even took a private Roswell tour with internationally known UFO researcher Dennis Balthaser. (Hanger 84 in the background).


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We ate burgers and shakes at the Route 66 diner in Albuquerque, NM.


Albuquerque, NM


Route 66 Diner, Albuquerque, NM


We took a small detour off the highway and experienced the stunning Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona.


Meteor Crater
Meteor Crater


We hiked around the beautiful Grand Canyon.


Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon, AZ


We spray painted cadillacs


Cadillac Ranch


ate big steaks…


The Big Texan Steak House


…and went horseback riding in Amarillo, TX.


Horseback riding in Amarillo


We paid our respects to the survivors and those who lost their lives in the Oklahoma City Bombing.


Oklahoma City Memorial


We visited the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, TN.






And so much more!  I highly suggest traveling across country in an RV at least once in your lifetime. It was an amazing experience. I hope you’re enjoying your Summer as well. Be sure to relax, travel, and soak up the sun!


10 comments on “Our Journey Across America in our RV

  1. Kendra says:

    Toni, I’m so glad you visited the OKC memorial. That was one of our favorite stops on our trip around America this summer.

    Would you do it again in an RV? We have a tent trailer and didn’t want to hassle with set up and take down so often, so we stayed in hotels.

  2. HI Toni! I started following you on FB because of ABFOL, and this is the FIRST time I ever clicked on your blog! I love it!! What a wonderful trip! loved seeing all the photos! We TRIED to do the Grand Canyan in January but its was total fog filled 🙁
    Glad you got to see all its beauty!!

  3. Amber Myers says:

    My family and I took a cross country trip in our RV in 1998 and again in 2003. We left in late May and returned in early August both times. We live in Florida and traveled all the way to California and back. We saw anything and everything in between. Definitely the trip of a lifetime.

  4. Megan says:

    I wonder if we crossed paths…we went on a cross country road trip that we consider our epic road trip 🙂 we live in AZ and drove our explorer all the way to NY City and visited so many things! It was amazing and highly recommended. Now, I would have loved going in the RV, but we just couldn’t afford to travel over 6000 miles that way. Someday 🙂 Sounds like you guys had an amazing trip as well

  5. Rue Thais-Williams says:

    Hello Toni,

    My first time visiting your blog, and I find it delightful and informative. I also RV, and have traveled cross country twice. There’s so much more to see on your blog, so I will take my time. I can’t wait to get your book. Hopefully, it will provide some helpful tips on organizing the limited space in my RV.

    Wishing you the best of care.

  6. Melinda says:

    Hi! I just came across your Facebook page and had to read this post. I just got back from a weekend trip to Texas and got to go to Magnolia Market….loved it! And then I discovered you are from Charleston! I’m in Goose Creek…so close! Looking forward to reading through your blog! Love what I am seeing so far!

  7. Anne says:

    Awesome journey and beautiful pictures. I like your underground caverns picture.

  8. Kiersten says:

    I am so jealous. Your trip looks like it was so much fun. I’ve always wanted to do a route 66 road trip. Maybe someday. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
    Kiersten @ Autumn Country Girl

  9. Christine C says:

    Looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures. I need to take an RV trip from my home in Charleston to across the country. What do you recommend is a good amount to save up for a trip like this?

  10. Jamie Craig says:

    Our family took our RV cross country this summer too! We drove from Florida to the Grand Canyon, then Zion (highly recommend), and finally spent a week hiking in Colorado. We love our RV and the closeness it brings our family, but after a month it was GREAT to be home!

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