Hello world! Join Us on Our 9 Month Trip Around the Globe!

Welcome to our first blog post!

We started this blog to share our adventures and experiences over the next nine months as we travel around the world. Making the decision to drop everything and travel was tough, but after weighing the pros and cons, it became much easier… we don’t have kids, we don’t own a house, we only recently graduated, and we love to travel. Whenever we come back home from traveling somewhere, we feel the need for more. Experiencing different cultures and eating delicious food from around the world is what we live for! The toughest part about our decision was thinking about not seeing our family and friends for nine months, leaving our dog, Kona, with family, and quitting our jobs. We’re having a really hard time thinking about how much we will miss everyone and the things we will miss out on, but it will be an adventure for sure. After making a couple of stops to visit family in Minnesota and North Carolina, we will start our international travels. We are so excited.

Our 3-day road trip to Minneapolis began on Tuesday, driving from California through Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota… It was BEAUTIFUL. We had such an amazing time that we could have gone for a few more days.

We’re having a great time staying with Deena’s brother (Rommy), sister-in-law (Terri), and our three nephews in Minneapolis (Sam is 3, Asher is 2, and Jesse is 10 months… they are freakin’ adorable). They will be Kona’s family for the next nine months and she will be spoiled rotten with so much food spillage fun going on in the house with three little boys. We are so lucky to have family willing to take on our 115 pound dog for 9 months. They took us to a cute little town called Stillwater located right along the St. Croix River. The river divides Minnesota and Wisconsin, so we drove across the bridge just to say we’ve been to Wisconsin 🙂 We’ve also gone to a neighborhood party, met some sweet Minnesotans, and sat around a bonfire. We road our bikes with Terri and the kids around beautiful Lake Nokomis and stopped at a little shop for coffee and donuts. It’s cold here in Minneapolis, but it’s beautiful and sunny!

Our drive:

Kona on our first stop in Green River, Utah:

At the Dodge Nature Center in Minnesota:

At the Wood Lake Nature Center for a non-scary Halloween and Barnyard Boo! party:

Hanging out at the house:

With lots of love,

Deena & Cody

12 Replies to “Hello world! Join Us on Our 9 Month Trip Around the Globe!”

  1. Hi! What a great way to kick off your trip! Enjoy every minute! Love you!

    1. Thank you, sis! I love you too!

  2. Rolla van Dellen says: Reply

    Love your blog and so glad you guys are having a great time. Love you ?

    1. Thank you! Love you too!

  3. LOVE this! Keep the stories and pics coming! ???

    1. Thank you! Will do!

  4. Melanie Kennington says: Reply

    Looking forward to reading more about your fantastic adventures.

    1. Thank you!

  5. Jennifer L Solter says: Reply

    Safe travels! We love you and can’t wait to read all about your adventures!

    1. Thank you so much! We love you too!!!

  6. Jennifer Inman says: Reply

    This is just awesome Deena, I still miss you very much at the salon, your sweet spirit and just came across this on instagram and am so excited for your both. What an amazing experience this will be and I can’t wait to look at all the pics and stories. Our family went to Ireland Scotland and England and it really does give you the travel bug to experience all the beautiful places around this great earth. Blessings to you both

    1. Hi Jenn, Thank you so much! You are always so sweet. I miss being neighbors with you at the salon! We are headed to England, Ireland, then Scotland in a few weeks! I’m so excited! It sounds like you loved it 🙂 Miss you and hope all is well! – Deena

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