TRAVEL DIARIES: 2 Epic American Road Trips by Ace Easter - La Luna Rose Jewellery

2 Epic American Road Trips by Ace Easter

June 06, 2018

Road trips may not be the quickest way from point A to point B, but they’re undoubtedly the best way to see a lot of amazing places in a short amount of time. Road trips, if done correctly, can be packed full of adventures and marvellous discoveries that you would otherwise would never get a chance to see. Here are two of my favorite great American road trips!

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America

Oxford, MS to Seattle, WA (36 hours driving time)

While this drive seems unbearably long, the dramatic changes in scenery that you get are so worth it. The first day of the drive we made it to Kansas City, MI. While we were only there for a short night, I highly recommend going by Quay Coffee. This shop is in a cool part of town on the way out of the city. It gives you a chance to drive through downtown and catch a few cool wall murals before heading back out to the open road.

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America OXFORD

The next stop we made was Jackson Hole, WY. This was by far our favorite place on the road. We stayed an extra day to spend time exploring the charming town. We spent hours checking out the Tetons and had some delicious meals. My favorite was a breakfast spot, Persephone Bakery. We ordered almost every fresh pastry they had available so we could snack on some delicious treats for the long day of driving in store for us!

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If you can swing it I recommend spending the extra time in Jackson Hole. There is plenty to do, and just a short drive from Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, give you a myriad of adventurous ways to enhance your trip.

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America Winter OXFORD

After Jackson Hole we packed in another full day of driving and made it Spokane, WA late that night. This was our last night on the road so we enjoyed a fun dinner in a small Montana town. We woke up early and finished the drive arriving in Seattle, WA in the afternoon. The things to do in Seattle are endless, so find a way to get there sometime if you have never been!

Dallas, TX to Lake Powell, UT (25 hours driving time)

We started this trip by going to one of the many Torchy’s Tacos located in Dallas then buckled up for a long day of wide open Texas roads. Once we get close to Amarillo we mapped out Cadillac Ranch, and made sure we’d packed some spray paint for a fun stop (and great Instagram opportunity!)

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America DALLAS

Next fun stop was in New Mexico: Santa Rosa Blue Hole. If you take this trip in the summertime, bring your swimsuit and jump on in for a bitter cold (yet still refreshing) swim. Also a good idea to stop here if you’re feeling drowsy, it will wake you right up! From there we rolled on to Albuquerque, NM for a night’s respite and ate at a small family restaurant called Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant located downtown.

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America DALLAS

The next morning before leaving Albuquerque we took the Sandia Peak Tramway. It was a really fun excursion before getting back in the car all day. The views are beautiful but this is not the route to take for anyone who is afraid of heights! Before we reached our destination in Utah, we decided to go to Flagstaff, AZ.

On the way to Flagstaff we stopped on a corner in Winslow, AZ. Sound familiar? If you are a fan of the Eagles, or can’t help but always sing along with them every time ‘Take it Easy’ plays, then you must stop here and get a picture standing next to late great Glenn Frey! They even have a flatbed Ford parked for another great photo opportunity. Once we arrived in Flagstaff we stayed at the Little America Hotel and had a wonderful dinner there. This mountain town is adorable and I would highly recommend it.

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America DALLAS

The next day we reached Lake Powell around noon, but before we hopped on a house boat for a week we toured Antelope Canyon. This one is a MUST! Seeing the sunlight pour into lower Antelope Canyon is a sight that will be forever etched into my memory. Antelope canyon is divided into two parts; the upper and lower canyon. I will be touring upper Antelope Canyon this summer on my next road trip! We spent a week living on a boat on Lake Powell, and it is an experience I can’t recommend highly enough. The isolation and lack of service on the lake force you to unplug and enjoy the moments you spend there. By far one of the coolest lakes I have ever visited. As an added bonus the Rainbow Bridge National Monument is tucked inside. This trip is packed with great stops and is a perfect inaugural cross country road trip for anyone.

Alden Easter @Aceatthebeach Road Trips Across America DALLAS, OXFORD Roadtrip

Road Trip Packing and Survival Guide:

Bring a lot of books (if you do not get car sick)

Make a TON of playlists, you never know what the scenery will call for

Snacks, snacks, snacks. Also, snacks.

The best blanket you can get your hands on

That pillow that you should’ve thrown away by now, but is definitely the most comfortable one you own

Download shows or movies on netflix onto your devices in advance

An atlas! A GPS is great, but there’s nothing more fun than mapping out the trip yourself

A reusable water bottle. You need to stay hydrated, but let’s try and avoid throwing more plastic into the ocean!

A camera or a gopro! Something to capture your memories!

A disposable camera is a fun option too and super cheap, fun to print out after and relive the road trip!

Thanks Ace, you rock! You can read more about her adventures over on her blog HERE.

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Sizing Guide

T-SHIRTS

CHARITY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS SMALL     (Size 6-10) MEDIUM (Size 10-14 LARGE   (Size 14-16)
Shoulder Width 42 44 47.5
Sleeve Length 12 12 14
Chest Measurement 47.5 50.5 53
Back Length 63 67 68.5

 

RINGS

It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.

Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.

Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.

Feel free to email us at info@lalunarose.com if you have any further issues.

Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.

Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm

Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm

Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm

Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm

If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.

NECKLACES

All items in the La Luna Rose shop clearly label the length of the chain used for that design. Unless otherwise stated, all La Luna Rose necklaces are adjustable in length by 2" / 5cm.  All necklaces in our Essentials collection have a finer chain and are adjustable y 1"/2.5cm in length.

BRACELETS

Beaded Bracelets - La Luna Rose Sundown Sandy beaded bracelets are fastened with an adjustable clasp giving two size options for the 'average' wrist. One sits at a total circumference of approx 16cm and the other at 18.5cm. As all our pieces are individually hand-made, this may vary slightly. If you are concerned about your desired size, please feel free to email us & we can measure one up specifically for you in the design you will be ordering.

La Luna Rose Colour Creator Cuff Bracelets are also fastened with an adjustable clasp giving two size options for the 'average' wrist based on a wider design. One sits at a total circumference of 17.5cm and the other at 19cm. These fit slightly larger than ou As all our pieces are individually hand-made, this may vary slightly. If you are concerned about your desired size, please feel free to email us & we can measure one up specifically for you. 

La Luna Rose Sideshow Sally Beaded Bracelets are constructed with a 'loop' system meaning that they do not open up completely but can be adjusted largely in size from a small wrist size measuring 14cm circumference to a larger wrist measuring 19cm circumference. To open them just pull at the end of the beaded section and to close them once on your wrist, pull the tassel heads gently. Again, if you are unsure please feel free to email us here & we can help you work out your size.

Solid Bracelets - Adults Our Solid bracelets are available in 3 sizes and measure 18cm in total circumference for a size SMALL, 19.8cm for a MEDIUM and 21cm for a LARGE. If you would like to check your wrist size, grab a strip of paper, string or tape measure and you can measure your wrist with 3 fingers underneath the string also. If you are still unsure and would like something smaller/bigger made for you, send us an email here and we will see what we can create.

La Luna Rose chain bracelets fit much like the beaded bracelets with an adjustable clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 17cm, 18cm and 19cm.

*For the Chunky Monkey bracelet we suggest a tighter fit. To be sure of your size here, measure your wrist circumference and use this to order the correct size as shown on the product page.

LA LUNA ROSE ESSENTIALS SIZING

All measurements are on the product pages. Our Essentials necklaces are available in 16" length with an smaller loop at 15" and 18" with an smaller loop at 17".

Our Essentials Bracelets measure 17cm in length with an smaller size loop at 15cm.

Our Essentials Rings are offered in size 6, 7, 8 and 9. We are more than happy to make smaller or larger sizes on request, please just email us here.

LA LUNA ROSE PETITES SIZING

Petites Bracelets - We have a number of options for our bracelets for little girls - they're our top seller and little girls just love them! Our Beaded tassel bracelets have an adjustable sizing system and comfortably fit a little girl from aged 3 - 14. Girls 14 and upwards are recommended to fit our Adults collection however if they have small wrists they will still fit the Petites range. To measure a little girls wrist, please wrap a piece around their wrist with 2 fingers underneath. Mark the paper, and lay flat to measure with a ruler. 

Our Petites Sideshow Sally Bracelets are adjustable in length and open up to 18cm in circumference. If you don't have a direct wrist to measure, this bracelet system is almost fail safe and accommodates almost all wrist sizes.

Our Petites Sunday Sandy Bracelets measure 12cm in length with 3 options of length within the clasp system.

Our La Luna Fiesta Bracelets measure 14cm in length/circumference and all have the abiloity to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.

Our Solid silver bracelets for little Petites (To add charms onto) are available in 3 sizes. Baby 4.5cm in diameter (Recommended age 3-5), Small 5cm in diameter (Recommended age 6-10) and Medium 5.5cm diameter (Recommended age 10-15).

Our Petites Chain Bracelets measure 15cm in length with an smaller loop at 12.5cm. If you need larger, feel free to order an adults size.

Petites Rings - Our Petites range also offers rings for little girls. Please measure your childs finger first to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We would recommend a size 3.5 for girls 6-8 and a size 4.5 for girls 8-13 and a size 5-6 for 14-17year olds.  However - every finger and body is different! Any questions, just send us and email here and we would be happy to help.

Petites Necklaces - Our La Luna Rose Fine Chain Necklace measure 15" in length with an extra size loop at 14". Our La Luna Fiesta Necklaces measure 34cm in length and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.

If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.

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