Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Powell's City of Books

My very best friend Lizzy took me to heaven on earth- Powell's City of Books. This is a bookstore in the middle of Portland that is a city block long. A CITY BLOCK. Like I said, heaven on earth. We ended up being in there for about three hours. I somehow managed to walk away with only two books.

Thanks Lizzy! :D

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cape Meades and the Octopus Tree

After visiting the Cape Meades Lighthouse, Christopher and I hiked over to the Octopus Tree. The Octopus tree is simply a really interesting tree that is near the beach. The tree was particularly symbolic to the Native American tribes that populated the region.

We even saw a whale and its calf!

Cape Meades Lighthouse

Christopher and I spent some time with family and friends on the Oregon coast. One of our first stops was at the Cape Meades Lighthouse.

Cape Meades Lighthouse is the smallest lighthouse on the Oregon coastline and was therefore instantly dubbed the "Brittany"lighthouse.The lighthouse was unfortunately vandalized by some stupid kids a few years back, but it has been beautifully restored.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Washington Woods

Christopher and I had the opportunity of visiting a few of his cousins in Centralia, Washington.  They own about ten acres surrounded by gorgeous forests. We spent one afternoon just wandering through the beautiful woods.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Voodoo Doughnuts

My very best friend also took us to the craziest doughnut place I have ever been too- Voodoo Doughnuts. The wait was about half an hour long but it was so worth it. I had a doughnut covered with M&M's and Christopher had one with tons of Oreos. It was goooood. If you are ever in Portland, brave the wait and go to Voodoo Doughnuts.

Pike's Place Market

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Seattle (or are not completely obsessed with the Travel Channel like me) Pike’s Place Market is a gigantic, permanent farmer’s market. It has everything- food, flowers, clothes and jewelry. 

 There were fish-mongers who tossed giant fish like footballs. There was a shop with chocolate-flavored pasta. There was a decent-sized bookstore where the owner narrated everything we did in opera.

It was so much fun to wander around the market. If you are ever in Seattle, definitely pay it a visit!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Seattle Space Needle

On the ninth day of our road trip Christopher and I visited the Seattle Space Needle. Our view was spectacular.

Seattle’s city center is very much worth seeing. If we had stayed longer I would have loved to explore all the museums. My one complaint was everything was a tad bit on the expensive side and parking was not easy to find. It was still a joy though to go up and see the city skyline!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Home on the Range

After visiting Mount Rushmore we drove through the southwestern portion of South Dakota, a little nidbit of Wyoming, a great deal of Montana and a tad bit of Idaho. I am not a fan of prairie but I absolutely love mountains. Montana and Idaho certainly did not disappoint in that department.  

Tune in next time for Seattle!