Hitting the Road + Postcard Giveaway

After several months at home, Jordan and I are preparing for a new adventure, this time by means of our mini van. We will be driving coast to coast, from Oregon to Connecticut, to see my brother-in-law graduate from the Coast Guard Academy. The whole family is then going on a Caribbean cruise, lovingly financed by Jordan's grandma. Then, of course, we have to drive back. So it will be something of an epic undertaking. While I have done road trips in the past, I have not driven from one side of America to the other. I'm ready to pack my bags and go!

Our Route

As we are blessed with a mobile business, you will be hearing from us from the road, but there will be times when we are out of contact, so keep this in mind as bugs and questions surface. We of course still have the wonderful Pixel Scrapper team keeping an eye on things. Thanks ladies!!

I do hope to post some updates here on the blog, but if you're really curious about where we are, I'm a thorough Instagrammer, and will certainly be documenting our trip through those fun filters.

Ready to Go!

In the past I've done a postcard giveaway, and this seemed like a fun chance to have another one. If you're interested in receiving a postcard from me, likely from somewhere in the USA, send your mailing address to marisa.lerin@gmail.com . I'll be choosing people randomly from the list and sending out postcards as we go.

Mailing letters in England.

We're doing all our fun summer plans fast and furious at the beginning. What are you planning for the summer?

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Rhonda Welsh
Rhonda Welsh Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:27

My husband and I have always said what a great trip that would be. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Katrina Layer
Katrina Layer Thu, 05/22/2014 - 07:50

Have a fun-tastic time!! Can't wait to see your photos and the designs the trip inspires! *heart*

Tania Ruiz
Tania Ruiz Thu, 05/22/2014 - 04:36

A cross-country road trip sounds awesome! Have fun.

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis Sun, 05/18/2014 - 14:22

Have an awesome road trip!
I hope to scrapbook this summer in between baseball games, horse shows and teaching my daughter to drive!

Heather Land
Heather Land Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:38

Looks like you're going to have a blast. I would love to drive from one end to the other and all the way around. You're going right through my area too (kc). Safe Travels my friend.

Kathy Tate Reynolds
Kathy Tate Reynolds Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:29

Sounds like a blast! I had friends take their two tween daughters on the road cross-country for TWO MONTHS in their airstream a few years ago! What a treasure trove of memories you will have!

Tiffany Johnstone
Tiffany Johnstone Mon, 05/12/2014 - 07:32

Woah! Talk about an epic undertaking!! Have such a blast!

Nathalie Granjon
Nathalie Granjon Mon, 05/12/2014 - 07:02

Nice trip ! Bon voyage !

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Sun, 05/11/2014 - 20:54

I envy you - hope the two of you have a nice time on your travels! My oldest is working this summer, so we have to stick close to home again & play chaffeur (this summer it's saving for a school trip to France & for college). Hope to go camping a few times though - maybe in coastal Maine (miss the area). ;)

Poodle Dabbert
Poodle Dabbert Sat, 05/10/2014 - 22:51

have a wonderful trip and safe driving!

Sharon Adkisson
Sharon Adkisson Sat, 05/10/2014 - 18:40

We just returned from an 18-day trip to Europe, including a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. It was our first time in Europe, and we had a fabulous time! Last year we did a camping road trip around the western US, totaling 8,700 miles and 13 states in 58 days.

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Sat, 05/10/2014 - 06:37

I am so envious!! We did Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Canada's Alberta one year. Such fun!! We are hoping to do Vegas to Monument Valley in a loop this autumn but we've never done anything as long as this!! It sounds fabulous and should provide you with a kazillion photos!! Green with jealousy!!

Randi Synnøve Larssen
Randi Synnøve Larssen Sat, 05/10/2014 - 00:42

Have a awesome journy and travel safe:o)

Kathie Stevens
Kathie Stevens Fri, 05/09/2014 - 21:09

Have a Fantabulous time!

By the time you get back Marisa...you'll have so much to document, that it
will be a Very long time before losing your designing mojo...LOL!

Happy and safe travels to you both :-)

Rose Thorn
Rose Thorn Fri, 05/09/2014 - 19:00

If you see me with a Pixel Scrapper sign along your route, will you pick me up as your hitch-hiker? I've always wanted to travel across the US by auto; lucky you!

Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon
Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:53

Wow,that is sure one epic adventure,it's awesome being young and having no children. Singing, "Those where the days my friend,i thought they'd never end" LOL,but they did,hehehehehe,with 5 children it is hard to travel.
You guys have a blast,i do look forward to seeing those pic's,i know you guys will with us here at pixel scrapper sooner or later.
Kinda jealous of the Caribbean cruise,but still i pray you'll have a wonder time with your family......Blessings!!

Sharilynn Marie
Sharilynn Marie Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:19

you're going to be so close to my area!

Kiana Fitzpatrick
Kiana Fitzpatrick Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:55

That sounds like SOOOOOOO much fun. Sadly, our finances after buying our house last summer don't leave room for any major trips this year. Enjoy!!

Tina Shaw
Tina Shaw Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:33

#jealous Sounds like a BLAST! I hope you all have a FANTASTIC time/adventure!

Lady Phillippa
Lady Phillippa Fri, 05/09/2014 - 06:14

So awesome!! And hey you have a great CG kit to scrap the events. :) Have FUN! The week of my own brother's graduation from USCGA continues to be one of my favorite recent family events. Congrats to your BIL - what a big accomplishment. Good luck on your travels!

Vicki Iseminger
Vicki Iseminger Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:45

This sounds like fun! Have a good, safe trip. Looking forward to seeing photos on Instagram :-)

Jess Townsend
Jess Townsend Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:24

sounds awesome! have fun :D

Ania Archer
Ania Archer Fri, 05/09/2014 - 01:27

This sounds like an amazing adventure. I can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures. Enjoy your time!

Janet Scott
Janet Scott Thu, 05/08/2014 - 21:28

How awesome! I can't wait to see all of the pictures that you take and hear about all of the fun things that you see. If you're in MN for any great length of time and have some free time (I know that you most likely have a load of family and friends here), we should do lunch! Would be fun to meet both of you face to face. :)

Robyn Denton
Robyn Denton Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:41

What a wonderful trip you have planned, Marisa! I'm sure you & Jordan will enjoy yourselves - have fun and drive safely!

Jennifer Tough
Jennifer Tough Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:07

Sounds like such a fun trip - road trips are such a blast!

Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown Thu, 05/08/2014 - 17:05

You are going to have a blast! We drove from CA to WV when we moved and it was amazing to see so much of the country. Though we were in two cars with 2 kids and a dog, so our adventures were limited to whatever was directly on our path and pet-friendly...lol. Have a great trip!

Pauline Thompson
Pauline Thompson Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:25

Sound like a great trip! I noticed that y'all are coming through west Tennessee. This is where I live - just outside of Jackson. Hope y'all have a fun and safe trip (and cruise, too)!

Susan Cantin
Susan Cantin Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:48

What fun !!!! .... drive safely and enjoy ... I can see lots of new things coming the way of Pixel Scrappers