States We’ll Visit on the #NerdsGoWest Summer Road Trip Series

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This summer we are taking our 5 kids more than 5,400 miles across 12 states in 27 days.
We’re calling it the #NerdsGoWest Summer Road Trip Series.
Read more HERE about following our adventures on this blog and on Twitter!

#NerdsGoWest Summer Road Trip Series

Here now are 11 (I cheated a little on the top “ten”) states we’ll be visiting (I didn’t count Texas – the 12th – because we live here.  But we’ll still be seeing lots of it that is new to us).  Check out our route map for more details and let me know if we’ll be in your neck of the woods!

  1. New Mexico (Las Cruces)
  2. Arizona (Flagstaff)
  3. California (San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Redding)
  4. Oregon (Hillsboro, The Dalles)
  5. Washington (Walla Walla)
  6. Idaho (just driving through!)
  7. Utah (Logan)
  8. Wyoming (just driving through!)
  9. Colorado (Denver)
  10. Kansas (Hays)
  11. Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)
  • WOW.If you get a chance to stop in Jackson Hole, WY, even if it’s just for lunch, do it – it’s really pretty!
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  • Wow, who do you know in Logan, UT??? A good friend of mine went to USU. We are driving to Utah this summer, and I’m sure dreading it. Do NOT love travel with kids.
    P.S. Last day to enter my first giveaway:
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  • This is so cool! I love how you have a badge & twitter hashtag to follow!!
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  • Staci @ teaching money to kids

    Yeah, go Redding! I grew up there. You will want to stop at the sun dial bridge, near turtle bay. Turtle bay is also a fun place for kids, but the sun dial bridge is free, and takes you to some walking trails. You aren’t that far from Lassen, and then you could climb a volcano, well worth the bragging rights.
    And of course Lake Shasta cannot be beat. You wil have to drive right over it if you are taking I5 north.
    Have a great trip.

  • Oh, I want to hashtag my vacation! How fun are you guys?!
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  • Sounds like tons of fun!! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear about your trip 🙂
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  • I second stopping in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! It is a very beautiful place!!
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  • Hey! Las Cruces is very near the base my husband & I were stationed at when I was in the military. If you’re in the mood to detour from there by apx 1.5 hours, you should stop by White Sands…it’s pure white sand…my 5 year old thought we were lying about it being sand. She was convinced that it was snow.
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  • That sounds like quite a trek. I’ve only been to 5 of the states on your list. I’d love to travel more. It would also be fun to do a major exploration of my home state.

  • Jen

    I went to USU so I love Logan. May I suggest stopping by campus and having some Aggie Ice Cream? I’d even have Hannah get a tour from the High School/College Relations Office. Ask me for more info if you want. Have fun!
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