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9 Day National Park Trip out West

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Welcome to my first blog post! After having the travel bug for the last few years, a degree in journalism, and turning 30 at the end of March, I decided to take the plunge and blog about my travels.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mallory posing in in her Plaid Shirt and Yoga Pants in front of Mammoth Hot Springs.

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I hope, to whoever is reading this, you enjoy reading about my trips, life in New Orleans, and anything else that I may decide to blog about in the future. Experiencing different parts of the country (and soon the world) is something that I love and planning every last detail of my family’s trips is what I do.

The name of this blog started because, in September 2016, the family decided that we wanted to see America and scratch some big-ticket items off of the bucket list (it is never too early to start!). Since mid-late September is shoulder season for some of the finest National Parks in the West, the weather was something us Southern City Gals were nervous about – what do we wear for an Outdoorsy vacation where the temperature can fall into the 40s!

Mallory hanging out on root 66

Plaid Shirt Yoga Pants on Route 66!

Well, the travel uniform was decided – Plaid Shirts and Yoga Pants!


Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing dresses, heels, sandals and what not; but taking a road trip across four states, visiting four national parks, and endless sightseeing opportunities – we needed something comfortable!

Since the shoulder season is ending and summer right around the corner, I wanted to take some time to talk about my family’s Epic 9 day National Parks trip. As you will learn, many trips I plan are planned to the max.

Stay tuned to learn about what we did to visit:


Needles Highway

Needles highway was one of the best road trips week took on this epic road trip!

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Sunday 7th of May 2017

A gal can never go wrong with plaid shirts and yoga pants!

Plaid Shirt Yoga Pants

Monday 8th of May 2017

Agreed! Hope you enjoy following the blog! Many adventures to come.

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