Charleston to San Diego: Day 1

Even since before we knew the exact date, we have been preparing for this day: the day we knew we would be leaving Charleston. It is a little sad but something prepares you when you know you can only enjoy a place for so long. I will miss where we lived, our apartment, the times we could walk to our church or the grocery store. Sitting at the Starbucks in the same shopping center sipping sweet hot drinks for hours at a time with a pen in my hand and a sketchbook in my lap. The barista there that befriended Anson (the hubby) and upgrade our drink sizes out of kindness and in his own way of saying "thank you" to the uniform Anson wears. The many many places we explored and beauty of the architecture and landscapes. If you live in Charleston (or anywhere really) get out and explore! There are so many colorful things to see.

Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan

Gil relaxing in one of my mom's folding camp chairs. So glad she brought these up! We wouldn't have had anything to sit on for two days since the movers packed up all of our stuff.

Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan

Goodbye apartment!

Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan
Military moving travel from Charleston to San Diego & Japan

The bags are packed and the cats are ready to go! Our final destination is technically Japan with a two month stop in San Diego. We are driving across the US and visiting our family along the way. And yes, the hubby is already growing a beard!