I've taken a blogging hiatus---it's been a crazy few weeks. We came home today from a week long road trip through the most beautiful places I've ever seen: Wyoming (except for the southwestern part!), Montana, Utah, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. We drove 19 hours the first night and slept in Pendleton, OR and drove to Portland the next morning. The three days we spent in this city were incredible....we met up with an old friend and her fiance, received an amazing tour of the city from a cousin of mine, ate plenty of unique food, drank local beer, attended a beautiful church service at Imago Dei (church home of my favorite writer, Don Miller), shopped, wandered around, and hiked 11 miles to Ramona Falls near Mount Hood.
Then we drove to Seattle to experience another piece of the Pacific Northwest. We stayed downtown near the Pike Place Market and enjoyed having time to walk up and down hilly roads through downtown Seattle. Some highlights from Seattle: drinking coffee at the original Starbucks in the Pike Place Market, enjoying local, live jazz music, eating fresh seafood and tons of pastries, visiting the EMP...it was all fantastic.
We saved up for this trip for an entire year and used it as a time to celebrate our five year anniversary. I feel so blessed to have seen so much of God's great creation, spend quality time with my husband (42+ hours in a car is intense), and just relax without a lot of plans.
If you'd like to see photos of the trip...click here!