On day 1 we packed up everything that I owned into my Subaru (minus 125lbs of books that just couldn’t fit..). It was an extremely tight fit to say the least, but we made it work. I am fortunate enough to have an awesome brother that flew out to accompany me on this crazy cross country road trip! The car was riding about 4 inches lower than usual in the back! On a side note did you know that you could make hard boiled eggs in a coffee maker? Well, you can! That’s what happens when you have a dozen eggs left in the fridge and all the pots and pans have been packed.
After taking about 3 hours longer to pack the car than expected we started our journey toward Niagara Falls with a quick pit stop at Muscle Maker Grill in Edgewater NJ (I love this place!). It was exhilarating to finally be leaving the East Coast after 4 long years, and be heading back to my favorite place in the US (Seattle). We drove straight to Niagara NY, and got the first motel that we saw. It was smoky and probably hadn’t been cleaned this year, but it got the job done :-). Once we unloaded our essentials into the motel room we decide to drive out to the falls for night time view. As you can see it was pretty spectacular! After seeing Niagara Falls at night we crashed for the night. Stay tuned for day 2!!!!