My 2017 tour of travels has begun. I took a short work trip to Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington over the weekend. I told myself that I would be better about taking more photos of my travels this year, but nothing seems to fairly capture the experience of visiting a new place for the first time.
I did manage to take a few, though. Not as many as I would’ve liked – mostly because we were busy driving around the city looking for the coffee shop with the best wifi, but also because it was raining the entire time and my phone is not waterproof.
This is the cute little house we stayed at. Our Airbnb hosts were excellent. The first morning in Vancouver they made a Sunday waffle breakfast and we all ate together at their kitchen table.
This was my room. The butterfly quilt is a nice touch. So cozy.
There was an incredible collage of women in my bedroom and it made me feel all #GIRLPOWER.
The backyard, a little urban garden. Not pictured: chickens.
This is Bubba. He was fat and sweet and I wanted to ask our hosts if he could sleep with me but wasn’t sure if that would be weird.
We waited in line for nearly an hour for these donuts. They were magical.
Despite the pouring rain, we did manage to drive out to Multnomah Falls to take in some of the scenery.
Honestly, no photo can capture the beauty or the feeling of looking up at this great, big, wonderful creation. I want to visit again in the warmer months.
One of the many coffee shops we attempted to work at.
I talked Joe into pizza.
…but I mean, it was hipster, healthy pizza. So it was all okay.
I also talked Joe into ice-cream. But it too was hipster (healthy?) ice-cream. Honey Lavender scoop at Salt & Straw. So freaking good.
We went to a bar later. I almost ran off with the saxophone player.
Joe sipping his americano, ruining my photo and radiating his stress to my side of the table. What’s new.
The Waffle Window on Alberta Street…
I do not regret this decision.
The last day of traveling was a daze. I am exhausted. I may have also picked up a cold or a sinus infection. And this time next week I will be in California, adjusting to Pacific time yet again. BUT I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything else.
I am so thankful for the opportunities I have and the people I get to share my life with. Every experience is growing my story and wasting time worrying about little inconveniences is… well, a waste of time.
Until next time.
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