I've mentioned my issues of feeling trapped in the middle of the country before. I need an edge. Nearby. There must be annual sighting of a coastline.
I got both coasts in 2009, so I was good. But we are in a new calendar year, people, and it is TIME to plan for a beach!
So, the question is: do I load up my 5 kids and drive the nearly 12 hours from Salt Lake City to San Francisco this summer while we're out west anyway? OR do I drive the only 10 hours from Worthington, OH to anywhere on the Jersey shore some other time?
I can take my kids around my favorite west coast city and show them the beautiful CA coast.
I love the bay area. love love love.
We get to visit with wonderful friends that we wouldn't otherwise get to see.
Fabulous food. Everywhere. For cheap.
driving across NV in the summer. with kids.
We can go see the place where my Grandma and Great Aunt (the sisters Lilyanna is named after) lived and visit the beaches I spent lots of childhood time on.
Lots of friends and family to visit.
It's the Jersey shore.
And I'm not sure if I'll make it out to CA any other time this year if I don't go this summer.
What to do??