road trip

image via Kate Spade
As you read this, I am embarking (embarked?) on a 10 hour road trip across Texas. I think I've mentioned before that the lovely Briley (whose talented photography skills you used to see around these parts) is a Girl Scout camp counselor in her hometown of Amarillo, so I'm going to visit her for a few days! Being from Austin, I rarely have opportunities to get out of town. Going to my parents' is only 45 minutes away, so I'm really looking forward to a longer drive and some alone time.

At Jennifer's recommendation, I picked up BJ Novak's One More Thing on audio book--my very first audio book! I also spent all of last weekend creating the perfect playlist for my phone. When I take long drives, I like to have plenty of showtunes to keep me occupied, so I filled my little phone up to the brim. Also lots of old Britney Spears songs, some Fall Out Boy and Postal Service for when I'm feeling angsty, and plenty of BeyoncĂ©.

I'm hoping for lots of gabbing, flower crown wearing, hometown exploring, campfire singing, and pool time. I'm so excited to see Briley and also to mark off number 11 on my 25 before 25 list!


  1. Have a fantastic trip, Nicole! I think it's awesome that you're going to visit your friend :) I, too, load up my iPod with showtunes when I travel long distances...singing along (with actions, obviously) keeps me awake :)

  2. Dude, Britney is the best to roadtrip along to. I got so into her stuff on our last epic driving day that my kid wasn't sure what was wrong with his mom, haha! Have a fun trip and drive safe! :)

  3. sounds like a solid road-trip, good for you girl! I love a great playlist (and you already know how I feel about Beyonce), but audio books are awesome. I always feel productive when listening to a book! I'm sure Briley will be so happy you made the trek to come see her. have a blast and safe travels!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  4. 10hrs! That's a long drive! Good luck and safe driving!

  5. So glad you're crossing that off your list! Sounds like it'll be a great trip!

  6. How perf! I love roadtrips... unfortunatly I don't get to take a lot of them but driving through Texas should be real cool. Please, please, please document all weird/kookey roadside attractions!


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