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We Play Everywhere  ✨ 5 months touring USA 🇺🇸 🚐 19 ft. trailer “Trixie” 🐶 2 rescue pups @barneyandduke 👫@annakmorris_ @derekbmorris 👇JOIN our travel community!👇

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We spotted this mural while on our morning walk...and we couldn’t agree more.
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We’ve been a lot of beautiful places and lived in many too.
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But no place has ever felt like this.
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We certainly do “belong here.”
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Thank you @scottyp123 and @kitchenplayground for sharing your former home on Facebook that fortuitous morning. Our next chapter fell into place perfectly when you did!
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If you’re in Austin we can’t wait to see you!!! And if you aren’t...come visit us!!! It’s the coolest city, and not just because we live here.
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🙄😆😉
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#happylife #austintexas #travelcouple #weplayeverywhere #welcometoaustin #weloveaustin #goodvibes #travelblogger #travelholic #getoutside #wearesohappy @derekbmorris

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And just one week shy of 5 months...WE ARE HOME!!!
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We’re over the moon happy, but @barneyandduke are the happiest.
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Today we moved out of our storage unit from a house we owned 3 years ago....Derek drove the U-Haul and I towed #trixiethetrailer (for the first time)...and tomorrow we’ll move into our new home in Austin.
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Get ready for lots of shopping at our new home (we’ll be hosting a pop-up shop)...we have way more stuff than we do space!
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Thanks for all of your support and encouragement over the past 5 months (and years, really). It’s been amazing...and it wouldn’t have been nearly as wonderful without this amazing IG community.
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Looking forward to “landing” for a while in Austin, investing in real estate, helping people travel more and writing about our adventures!
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#grateful #happytrails #greatamericanroadtrip @annakmorris_ @derekbmorris #happycouple #traveltheworld #globetrotters #dogmom #fearless #texas

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Day 143.
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Dec. 2, 2018.
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123 miles.
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Bay City ➡️ Bernhardt Winery, TX.
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Our last day of the trip!!!
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We’ve been traveling for 143 days...almost 5 months...18,473 miles...28 states...2 countries...countless campsites...0 Walmart parking lots...and a whole lotta fun as a family and with friends!
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It’s hard to put into words what this trip has meant to us, and I know we’ll have a fun time reflecting on it once we are a settled in our new life in Austin.
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(It always takes us time to step away from what we’ve been “doing”....to absorb the impact it made on us.)
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But I’ll say this to “put a bow” on it for now:
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Nothing is impossible.
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And the things that seem the hardest to do, but you can’t get out of your head...they are worth figuring out.
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We have traveled for 2 years and not worked.
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That seemed impossible to many people (including our financial planner) when we first started talking about this in 2015.
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I’ll never forget being in our financial planners office in August of 2015 when we told him Derek wanted to leave his career, I wanted to close my business, and we wanted to travel the world.
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He sat there stunned and waiting for the punch line, assuming we were joking.
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Awkward silence prevailed.
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Until he said, “ Oh, you’re serious?!?!”
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And as you can see...we were.
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Get out there and make your dreams come true y’all. No one else is going to do it for you.
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#lotsoflove #lastday #pinchmeimdreaming #weplayeverywhere #besttime #travelblogger #bigdreams #yougotthis #blueskies #bernhardtwinery @harvesthosts #harvesthosts #happyplace @bernhardtwinery #dreamscometrue #dreams #lifequotes

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Day 142.
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Dec. 1, 2018.
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0 miles.
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Bay City, TX.
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These two!! The absolute perfect wrap up to 140+ days on the road is spending a couple of days with these two on their family’s 2500 acre ranch.
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Wine by the fire. A ranch drive by head honcho Granddad. A @beachbody workout. Long walks around the land. A few small projects. Freshly baked cookies and thoughtful gifts— a weekend with @jenna.jane.sneed and @jonathan_sneed always leaves us feeling loved, refueled, and understood.
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Thank you Jenna and Jonathan for spending a couple of very special days with us.
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#lifeisgood #ranchlife #friendslikefamily #happyplace #bluekies #texans #texaslove #cattleranch #travelphotography #travelcouple #exploretheworld

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Day 141.
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Nov. 30, 2018.
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81 miles.
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Houston ➡️ Bay City, TX.
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Well...we’re back in TX, but the adventure continues.
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With only a couple of days left on our #greatamericanroadtrip, and the weekend upon us...our dear friends @jenna.jane.sneed and @jonathan_sneed invited us to their family’s ranch in Bay City.
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And our answer was an obvious, “OF COURSE!”
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We spent Friday running a ton of errands in Houston like:
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1. Hair cuts to help us no longer look like mangy trailer people.
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2. A 5 mile run around a Memorial Park to help work off the kilo of queso we inhaled at @eltiempo on Thursday night.
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3. Manicures, pedicures and chair massages to get the grime of trailer life off of us...and prep our muscles for packing/unpacking this coming week.
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4. A vet visit for Barney who has ripped a toenail off...again.
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5. And finally an evening drive to the Wendt Ranch so that we could wake up to this (photo above) in the morning.
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#lifeisgood #ranchlife #friendslikefamily #happyplace #bluekies #texans #texaslove #cattleranch #cow #travelphotography #travelcouple #exploretheworld

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Day 140.
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Nov. 29, 2018.
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Whoa...lotsa miles.
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354 miles.
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New Orleans ➡️ Houston, TX.
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Last LONG drive of the trip!!!
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We were supposed to leave at 9am, but by the time we stopped at the Westwego Market for some gifts, then donuts and coffee from Joe’s, and finally jambalaya and gumbo from a local cafe...we left closer to 11am.
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No problem!
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I realized (after driving around the country for 18,000 miles) that I can watch Hallmark Christmas movies on my iPad while D drives. I was like a 3 year old watching Coco...for real.
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So I was happy as a clam when we hit Houston at rush hour and it started raining...Derek was less than thrilled. But at least we have tons of Cajun food!!
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#roadtrip #greatamericanroadtrip #neworleans #nola #longdrive #travel #travelling #cajunfood #travelcouple

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Day 139.
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Nov. 28, 2018.
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30 miles.
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Bayou Segnette State Park ➡️ The French Quarter.
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Have you ever had a muffuletta?
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If so...have you had a muffuletta from Central Grocery in New Orleans?
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If the answer is no to either of these questions....stop what you’re doing....tell Santa Claus you want a trip to NOLA for Christmas....and book your trip!!
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They invented the muffuletta and have been in business since 1906.
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It’s Derek’s favorite sandwich...now mine too...and totally worth a #meatcheat @radawakening and @meganmurphybratich (when you mostly eat veggies and fish, but every know and then have some meat...this is worth the meat cheat!).
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Spoiler alert in case Santa doesn’t give you a trip to NOLA - you can order them online and have them shipped to you!
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I’m seeing this as a holiday tradition for us very soon...now that we’ll have a shipping address finally.
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We move into our new home next week!!
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#loveyouneworleans #muffuletta #happyplace #travelforever #foodie #foodblogger #eating #sandwich #italianfood

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Day 138.
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Nov. 27, 2018.
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30 miles.
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Bayou Segnette State Park ➡️ The Garden District.
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After a quick @beachbody workout...we set out to do a few things in NOLA:
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1. Run the dogs at a dog park 👍.
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2. Eat a delicious shrimp/oyster po boy at Domolise’s 👍.
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3. Find some cool fabric to make a headboard for our new @tuftandneedle king size bed (we’ve never had a bed that big before...so excited!). I found the most gorgeous fabric from a local designer at @fairfaxfabriccompany 👍.
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4. Walk around and look at the beautiful homes and shops in the Garden District 👍.
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5. Take the boys home and have a nap before going out on the town for our last date night of the trip 👍!!
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Every time we come to NOLA...I can’t wait to come back again.
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Thanks for so many great tips from yesterday’s post...I have a list going for next time!
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#walking #walkingtour #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #gardendistrict #neworleans #nola #citytour #globetrotter #travelblogger #travelholic

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Day 137.
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Nov. 26, 2018.
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236 miles.
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Blackwater River State Park ➡️ Bayou Segnette State Park (New Orleans).
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We left exactly one week after @rogerrippy and @albinarippy started their #roadtrip...back in early July.
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We were acquaintances and friendly, but not friends...yet.
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We met up with them many times in the past 5 months to share a meal, laugh A LOT, do a workout, explore a town and compare notes on places we visited.
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And as Derek and I were chatting about the highlights of this trip...we both agreed that becoming true friends with Roger, Albina and their girls has been our favorite part of our trip. It was totally unexpected and we can’t imagine this trip without them in it!!!
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We are so grateful for all the memories made and look forward to many more.
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Love you all like family!
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#bayousegnette #weplayeverywhere #greatamericanroadtrip #friends #sothankful #explore #getoutside #heartisfull

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Day 136.
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Nov. 25, 2018.
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87 miles.
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Blackwater River State Park ➡️ Pensacola, FL.
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This. Guy. Always. Makes. Me. Laugh.
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@derekbmorris pretending to get eaten by a shark as I’m trying to snap a photo of the building.
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Classic.
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Love you honey bunches.
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#shaggysharborbarandgrill #pensacolabeach #weplayeverywhere #travelcouple #lovehim #globetrotters #seafoodlover

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Day 135.
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Nov 24, 2018.
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338 miles.
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Green Cove Springs, FL ➡️ Blackwater River State Park, FL.
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Slow news day over here—
a 6 hour, 338 mile drive from Thanksgiving at my brother and SIL’s to our in-transit campground in the Florida panhandle.
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Not much to report, until... I got our #appletv to work just in time to watch my beloved #texasaggies defeat LSU in a SEVEN OVERTIME GAME!!!!! 😲😲.
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146 combined points.
1017 combined yards.
And the #goodguys prevailed 74-72 which looks more like a basketball score.
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I will never forget watching a game like this. Totally wild. I think I had an emotional hangover this morning. Or was that a real hangover?
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#weplayeverywhere #greatamericanroadtrip #roadtrip @aggiefootball

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Day 134.
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Nov. 23, 2018.
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0 miles.
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Ohhhhh....the Thanksgiving hangover...as seen with Remi, Duke and Barney.
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These guys played hard, ate the garbage (our dogs, not Remi), had lots of treats, chased a kitty (our dogs again, not angel-baby Remi), and finally passed out.
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Just as the post-Thanksgiving day should be.
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Well done guys...you totally won at Thanksgiving!
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Oh, and we did not adopt a third dog....this is their sweet (and perfectly trained) cousin, Remi.
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We can’t have them outnumber us, so we’re sticking to two!
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#familytime #travelblogger #blackfriday #dontshopadopt #adoptdontshop #angelbaby #goodpups #rescuedog #rescuepup #cousins #thanksgiving #happyfriday #currentmood

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