We are currently thoroughly enjoying our vacation on the west coast of the United States and many blog posts about it will certainly follow. But before I find the time to prepare all of that, I wanted to share with you a neat little pre-vacation fun thing I did last year before our summer vacation to Bali and decided to do again this year.
Summer vacation is always the trip we look forward to the most, as it’s the longest time off from work and usually to a more distant location than our several smaller trips each year. So to increase the hype, and keep track of how long it will be before we leave, I sent Camilla a picture on Snapchat every morning. It’s a picture of a place or thing we plan to visit the coming trip and the order of them matches the order we will most likely get to see them in. It has a text overlay stating the amount of days before our date of departure.
So without further ado, here’s the full lineup of pictures I used for the countdown to our West Coast Road Trip 2018. It’s great fun to both look for these pictures and to receive them, really building the anticipation up to our biggest trip of the year.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 17 days remaining
A cutout of a poster I designed for our apartment, showing a plane leaving from the Copenhagen airport.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 16 days remaining
The Santa Monica pier on the coast of Los Angeles.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 15 days remaining
Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, north of Los Angeles.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 14 days remaining
The tallest thermometer in the world in Baker, California, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 7 days remaining
Famous cable carts going up and down the streets of San Francisco.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 6 days remaining
McWay Cove along the Pacific Highway, next to Big Sur.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 5 days remaining
A replica of the Copenhagen Round Tower in Solvang, with a pizza place inside.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 4 days remaining
Laguna Beach along the Pacific Highway, between Los Angeles and San Diego.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 3 days remaining
Entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, on the convention center side.
West Coast Road Trip countdown: 2 days remaining
Churro ice cream cones from Churrito Loco in Moreno Valley, east of Los Angeles.
Please note that I did not take any of these pictures myself. I simply grabbed them off the internet so I could share them in a snap, so copyright lies with their respective owners.