I love taking road trips. Sometimes they are just to clear the mind and recharge, other times they can be life altering.
The last one of signifcance was when we left California to come back to Kentucky. I think at the time we felt we were doing the right thing, but I kept thinking back to the road trip that moved us to Los Angeles.
We had left Kentucky with tears in our eyes but excitement building with every mile marker as we sang at the top of our lungs to California Love. As we drove into the city we saw a steady stream of moving trucks and cars towing U-Hauls going the other way, and I wondered at the time if they had given up on a dream and were heading back home.
Our life in California has really just started taking shape when we got the call that would change everything. The thought of being so far from our families if something like that happened again was too much for us to handle at the time.
So we decided to leave, once again with tears in my eyes, as I hugged my best friend in California goodbye. They say you start to idolize things as time goes by, and I'm sure I've forgotten all the hard things we dealt with in California. But being broke those first couple of years in LA are some of our best memories.
If we had known that our families would be alright would we have stayed? I often wonder how our life would have mapped out from there. Would there have been a baby? Gosh, I hope so.
(The pictures above are from the latest issue of The Edit. Alexa and Poppy make that shoot look like a blast.)