I want to Roam

We have been planning a road trip for this summer. The idea is to drive across the U.S.A. possibly follow historic route 66 with the thoughts of Jack Kerouac in our minds. This has been something Emmett has had up his sleeves for years, but every summer for one reason or another we haven't gone. This needs to be the year and the open road is calling. We only have 2-3 weeks to do it in and with so much to see it's been taking quite a bit of planning. The goal is to end up in N.Y. and have enough time to stay and visit with friends. So far we have mapped out only to Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX and I'm exhausted already. I am starting to think that renting a car to drive across then flying back is the ticket.
 Photo Todd Selby
Photo Tim Walker
 "Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
you're on my mind"
"Something, someone, some spirit was pursuing all of us across the desert of life and was bound to catch us before we reached heaven." 
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
 Monument Valley that I have needed to go see ever since I saw Forest Gump in that famous scene where Forest stops running.
 "I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was-I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds."
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  "I hear the wind,
Whistling air,
Whispering in my ear."
B52's, Roam
 "The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream."
Jack Kerouac

We plan on leaving in August and will most defiantly be taking our camera's to share all the adventures with you.
  "Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?"
Jack Kerouac

XX Valerie and Camilla

 photos via Fashion gone Rouge, Todd Selby and Tim walker


Anonymous said...

beautifull pictures!

Anonymous said...

sounds like quite a plan! I agree with you!
I absolutely love road trips!
it's a lot of fun and you get to see so much!

cute blog!
I am now following!
follow me too yeah?


Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous photos! A roadtrip across the US sounds amazing. I have done little mini road trips but never an entire one. I would love to do the same!

Anonymous said...

Those are such cool photos!! Hope your trip works out! and believe me i would probably want to fly back too!! haha

Annie Spandex said...

I did that last winter and it haunts my dreams. I can't wait to do it again! Life changing..

HeatherClark said...

wow this is seriously cool, you definitely need to do it...definitely agree with you about driving and flying back

me and my friends say this is the year of trips with all the excursions we have planned maybe it's like that for everyone for one reason or another this year....


Between Venus and Saturn said...

Awesome plan, lets hope ur going and snap about 500 pictures, haha!

kirstyb said...

love this post - great pics xxxxxxxxx

Cindy Whitehead said...

i am so envious - what a great trip! can't wait to see all your amazing posts whileou are on the road

Amber said...

cool pictures!
love it!
x amber

Camilla said...

I've been on a road trip- and I definatly suggest it, It was just amazing.


liana said...

love that first image :)

ParisiannSkies said...

i'm DYING to do a road trip across the US. i just need to get there!

jack kerouac is endlessly inspiring.


Gorgeous post!!! Lovely images

Cha ♥ said...

I love driving on long empty highways... windows down, wind in my hair and a cigarette in my hand. Your post reminds me of that.

Thanks <3

Anonymous said...

I'd love to take a roadtrip, sadly here in the UK there's only so far you can go. I imagine driving across America's a bit more of a challenge. xxx

English Rose ♥ said...

I'm so jealous - i've always wanted to take an american road trip!

Thanks for your lovely comment darlings, i'll add you right after this comment =]

Have an immense weekend!

Stay safe and chic mes chéries,
English Rose x

Vicki said...

so jealous!! i really wanna road trip across america!!!

Blade said...

Do it. The Drive fly sounds great. Our you could do south here and north back but that would take about a month to do well. Either way I'm envious wish I could find the time.

If you get to Manhattan and have time ping me would love to meet you all.



michelle_ said...

these are awesome pics !