As I’ve been reading through my Facebook On This Day posts the last week or so, a number of posts keep popping up about our first cross country trip. Six years ago, Bret was in college and the job where I was working, was closed Christmas through New Years. Bret’s family lives in California and we wanted to visit, unfortunately, airline tickets to California at Christmas are extremely expensive (shout out to the Southwest credit card helping us fly for free these days!) What are a newly married, poor couple to do? Well, we decided to drive! We had the time and it was so much cheaper! We spent about $500 on gas, only stayed in a few hotels and stayed with family. It was the start of one of our deep loves – travel, specifically cross country travel. Especially after our drive last summer, I realize just how much I love driving across this amazing country!