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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Journey Begins - Vacation Part 1

Hola! After going on vacation for 12 days I felt more weak, tired and feeble than ever before haha! Honestly, "vacation" probably isn't the right word for what we experienced.
"Adventure" is much more like it!We used every single hour of daylight to the fullest and we were up at the break of dawn each morning because there was just so much to see.  
We drove over 1200 miles in 6 days for goodness' sake! 
And I couldn't be more happy and thankful that we really made the most of this trip, especially the time we had with my dad (will go into that one day, maybe). Even if it did mean that we needed literally a week of recovery before we felt more like our normal selves once we got back home!
So here's how it all began...
got to the airport at 4:30am (and actually ran into one of Danny's classmates there as well!)


first glimpse of mountains

random plane picture

Portland, OR Airport (PDX)

headed to see some waterfalls just after arriving at the airport!

look at all the GREEN!

we have arrived :)


Danny couldn't resist getting closer to it


me with a statue in Portland

bestseller @Powell's Books sold so well we may never know what it actually is haha

SNOWBALL FIGHT!
3 Musketeers: Danny, Me, Dad

Beware of the trolls under the bridge!
We also headed over to Washington for a couple days on our trip so we could go see Mount St. Helens and ended up staying near a little town called Longview. It was completely deserted without a person in sight (cue Twilight Zone music)!
where we were

the only man people we passed...statues

my dad got caught by the Longview cops haha


how I kept myself busy on the long drives...backseat self portraits

headed to Mt. St. Helens

came across a couple construction workers on the way



The Mount. On the most miserable-looking day :/
So that wraps up part one of the trip. In the rest of the few days we had with my dad we experienced the Oregon coast. Amazing doesn't even come close to describing it! Tons of pics about that tomorrow :)

have a great day!

love always,

9 comments:

Michelle Norton said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!! Beautiful pics!!!

Angie said...

Oh wow, so much amazing stuff. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!

Shia said...

Literally booking my portland flight this week! Thanks for sharing your pics I can't wait until I am out there!

♥ Shia

Lauren said...

What beautiful pictures, can't wait to see more :)

ashley cornerwithlove said...

Looks like a fun trip! But I totally know the feeling of needing a vacation after your vacation. So fun but it can be so exhausting too lol

Thanks for following! :)

Kari said...

What a fun vacay! I'm glad you guys had a blast. I hear the west coast is incredibly gorgeous at this time of year. ALSO, I left you a little somethin' somethin' on my blog. Check it out!

Nikki said...

Looks like you had a great time on vacation! I cant wait to go on vacation again!

Candice said...

I am so nosy - or maybe its because of my own Dad sitch - but now I am really curious about the "especially the time we had with my dad" line!!

I kinda love that that place in Washington was deserted - how cool!

Faith said...

That's how I keep myself entertained on car trips!! Self portrait pictures, hehe.

Beautiful pictures!!