Traveling the PNW: (Probably) Part 1
It's safe to say that since we've moved to Washington, we've had a bit of FOMO. We have approximately EVERYTHING on our to-see/to-do list and since there's so much to do here, it'll take more than a few trips to get it all done!
As we're new to any and all types of exploring, we've started relatively small, with a few of the more well-known places near where we live. Since I have no idea where we'll go next, and in the spirit of Just Doing It, I thought I'd upload a post full of photos of a few of the places we've been to so far, and maybe make a thing of just posting a photo dump every few months to keep track of where we've been.
Our first short trip was to Snoqualmie Falls and Twin Falls. Just breaking in our hiking feet for the year.
Kayaking for the first time in years, plus local eats. We (okay, I) actually got a legit foot tan in the pattern of my sandal straps even though the sun barely poked its head out of the clouds for five minutes on this trip.
Took a quick trip to Oregon in late July, exploring Portland and the outskirts of the city on day 1, and driving out to the Pacific Coast on day 2. It was amazing to be on a sandy beach again!
The gulls nesting on Haystack Rock reminded me of the dragons' hive in How to Train Your Dragon! 😍 The water was frigid, though, and my hair was a mess of knots from the mist and wind off the water after we left!
An early start was absolutely necessary for our trip out to Mount Rainier. We hiked the Skyline Trail and got some amazing photos - and Kyle was almost run over by a galloping marmot! I wish we could've gotten it on video!
Our latest excursion for exploring was along the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula. We spent the morning in Port Townsend, a quaint village full of Victorian homes and buildings, and the afternoon at Tongue Point, a great place to explore tide pools!
Hopefully there'll be more blog posts like this one coming! I have *got* to get better at taking pictures while we're out and about so that'll give me a good reason to take more photos than I usually do!
Let me know in the comments if you've been to any of the places I mention in this post, and which you liked best! Thanks for stopping by!