Happy Monday everyone! We successfully moved out of our apartment in SLO and are back with the ‘rents in Sacramento. Well, actually, we’re heading up to my parents cabin by Mt. Lassen this morning for the 4th, but close enough! It was a rough week of way too many goodbyes, but I’m finally starting to get excited about everything the future holds.
A lot of people have been asking me about the future of aslolife, so I thought I’d kick off the week with a brief outline of my plans.
Both Jeff’s and my jobs ended at the end of June, so rather than wasting a month of rent, we decided to move back home to the Sacramento area for most of the month of July. And as a bonus, it will give us the opportunity to spend time with our family before we hit the road. While we’re home, I still plan on sharing recipes, restaurants, and fun things to do in the area–it will just be a different area for a bit!
At the end of the month, we’ll be back in SLO for a quick weekend for our good friends’ wedding before hitting the road to Virginia. Our plan is to head north to Utah and Colorado to visit my sister in Fort Collins for a few days before continuing on through Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, and finally, ending up in Blacksburg, Virginia.
While we’re on the road, I’m lining up some fun guest posts for ya’ll (see? I’m already practicing for our time in the south-ish) and then will share what I hope will be the road trip of a lifetime when we make it to Blacksburg. I mean, a U-Haul, a trailer, a tent, and a drugged up cat sitting between us while we drive has to be quite an adventure!
So what about once we get to Blacksburg? Are you changing the name of the blog?
Nope, the title of the blog will remain, and always remain, aslolife. For me, aslolife is more of an attitude and a feeling that I can carry with me wherever I go, even if we don’t ever make it back to San Luis Obispo. Aslolife means exploring great restaurants, eating as many fresh and local fruits and veggies as possible, getting outside to hike or just explore a beautiful area, and all of the great friendships and community we’ll build along the way.
In Blacksburg, I really don’t see this being any different–I’ll share recipes (once we get the kitchen set back up–and from the pictures, it looks like the smallest kitchen I’ve ever seen!), share restaurant reviews of new (to me) restaurants, and things to do in the surrounding area, just like I do in SLO.
Of course, my knowledge will be more from an outsider than an insider perspective at first, but that’s half the fun of it I suppose!
My heart will always be in SLO, but as e.e. cummings said, I carry my heart in your heart, and that’s just what I intend to do!
(And it will literally live on my ankle through my first–eek!—tattoo!)