Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mystery Road Trip

Today Dan and I went on a mystery road trip. We often do this together...just get in the car with a general direction in mind and go. Sometimes we drive to his home state, visit his mom and then pick a place to go; sometimes we go elsewhere. We always have fun together and never run out of things to talk about during our hours alone together in the car. Today we didn't even turn on the radio once or listen to music. It was enough just to be together.

This morning we headed north and ended up stopping at a state park when we saw a sign on the highway. We walked around, took photos and ran around in the fall leaves. Although I like living in New England, there are few things that I truly love about it...besides being close to Dan's family and autumn. The falling leaves fulfill all of my calendar photo dreams of what this part of the country is supposed to look like:) It feels magical.

Sometimes I feel down, everyone does, I know. Things have been hard lately with the death of my father-in-law and my dad's surgery (which was successful), but no matter what, I always remind myself of the things for which I am thankful in my life. Our relationship is at the top of the list. Days like today make me feel like one of the luckiest, happiest people in the world.

(Please click on any of the photos if you wish to enlarge them:)

(Photos of Kelley Anne by Dan, Photos of everything else by Kelley Anne)

Coat: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Skirt: Anthropologie
Heeled Oxfords: Born
Purse: VintagebyVicari (Etsy)
Tights: Target


  1. Beautiful photos and sounds like a wonderful road trip Kelley! I love the photo of the bench underwater... :)

  2. what a great way to stave off the November blues, not to mention the major life events you've faced lately. Of course I loved your ensemble (esp that coat and purse)....also that one image of the bench almost submerged, with the leaves floating on the surface was really evocative

  3. Wow...what gorgeous shots! You look adorable girlie! Thank you so much for the sweet comments about my Etsy shop...make sure you check it out! Have a great day...Kori xoxo

  4. you're adorable. i love this outfit and the idea of your getaways!

    it reminds me of a trip i took when i was a kid. my parents picked my sister and I up from church and just started driving. we thought it was weird and after an hour or two started to get suspicious. they told us to go get something out of the back of the van and their we found our giant suitcases! they had packed them for us. surprise, we were headed to san antonio for the first time. it was such a treat and an unforgettable getaway!

  5. Seriously loving your jacket and your handbag, really cute. It looks quite beautiful there in New England, I miss being able to see a REAL autumn season, you captured it here beautifully. Also - that you went on a 'mystery road trip' with your guy, is down right adorable!

  6. ooh what a lovely post! i loved reading it. what a sweet couple you two are. your pictures are beautiful also. my favorite is the park bench in the water.

    p.s. i have an award for you on blog. come and get it when you have a chance :)

  7. What a deeply beautiful post. Not just the wonderful autumnal photos, but also your reflective words. I truly hope that serenity and happiness come to you in spades, my dear.

    Thank you for your immensely lovely comments, they really mean a lot to me.

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  8. That is so sweet... love the idea of driving around with the love of your life with no planned destination. It makes everything spontaneous. Lovely images.

  9. love ur coat and that place, it's very beautiful place :)


  10. These pictures are gorgeous! It looks like you two had so much fun! :)

  11. That sounds like so much fun and it's so important to have someone during the times, especially your spouse.

  12. That place looks magical! What a wonderful place to find and such a fun activity too; "mystery road trip"=best idea ever.

  13. That's so sweet! I wish my boyfriend or I could drive. You have such a cute smile, too!

  14. These are such gorgeous photos. What a lovely place to stop and capture some beauty.

    Adore your outfit.

    Cole and I used to go on drives like this when we lived in MA, now that we're back in MI we hardly do it!! Must start again.

  15. my boyfriend and i do the same thing! it's very calming yet exciting. the pictures are great, too!

    i'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I recently lost my father, and i know how mood-effecting it can be. hang in there.

    lindsay jean


  17. Oh wow honey, just loved these photo's. You guys are just great.

    The first is a great one for the title, love it...and love the second, just beautiful. Oh and really like so many more too :o

    Your shoes and coat are fab!

    It's so hard to lose loved ones ... and to have your dad unwell too, no wonder you feel blue, my thoughts are with you sweetie.

  18. Adorable outfit! I love the colour of your top. This mystery road trip looks like it was great fun!

  19. What ingeniously gorgeous photos! Love the fall colors and your outfit against them. I had no idea Born made oxfords that cool, I love Born comfort- but wow on the cuteness.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  20. one year i'lll have to experience a new england fall. It looks gorgeous! I love the idea of a mystery road trip too, thats what i want to do in a few years.

  21. love that coat! great pics x

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  22. What a fantastic idea! I wish I had the time to have adventures like that. I love the 2nd picture--the reflection of the sky is so perfect :)

  23. your is beautiful. thanks for sharing such lovely pics, xo


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