Fields of Gold

Day 4 – Leaving North Dakota

North Dakota seemed like the loooongest state to cross ever, with vast sunny-yellow fields of canola flanked by sometimes shiny, sometimes imposing silos. The flat road deceived us into thinking we had an easy drive, but we didn’t account for the gusts of wind throwing us off and keeping us with both hands on the wheel at all times.

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Who would have thought that west Wisconsin and Minnesota would be so lush and pretty? Some parts really reminded me of home (Transylvania, Romania), minus the tall mountains in the background.

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The Middle

Day 2 of our trip started with a refreshing breath of cool-ish air and a good cup of coffee. I drove about six hours, taking our little family along peaceful and flat lands of lush corn fields, and navigating through the aggressive traffic of the Chicago outskirts, with dishes rattling, and cabinets spilling their guts in the process. While I loved the green pastures of Indiana, and although I love downtown Chicago, I didn’t love the roads around the Windy City, nor did I like the tolls….

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Finally, hitting the road

It’s been a long time in the waiting, but we are finally hitting the road in our RV for a year-long tour of the US and some parts of Canada, and we couldn’t be more excited.

On our first day, we drove from Knoxville, Tennessee to a beautiful park in Indiana to spend the night. We were thrilled to have a little bit cooler weather and not dripping with sweat within 5 minutes of being outside.

This post is going to be short, as we are getting ready to pull out and drive another day toward Wisconsin.

Ciao, bella Italia (Venice)

The boat cut through the Adriatic sea waves as we headed to Venice, the heart of Veneto region. Even a grey and gloomy day couldn’t put too much of a damper on the intricate beauty of the old “City of Canals”.

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