Pacific Northwest, seattle

A missed ferry, a lightning storm

It was getting late. OK, by late I mean it was 7:30 pm. But, I had been driving for more than 100 miles that day -- and, I was hungry and had to pee. We had arrived at the Kingston Ferry Terminal after enjoying an afternoon at Hurricane Ridge and were hoping we'd catch the… Continue reading A missed ferry, a lightning storm

Pacific Northwest

The wait, the mountains and the deer

It was as if we were stuck behind the slowest customer at the grocery store. You know the one. This person not only has 15 coupons, but one has expired and they are trying to convince cashier to accept it anyway. Oh, and they are paying by check — and, their pen just ran out… Continue reading The wait, the mountains and the deer

post travel, travel

When your life can’t keep up with your blog

Remember how I last wrote that I am the PM of my summer? I've done such a great job project managing my summer that I'm now having a hard time keeping up with my blog. When I travel, I jot down notes in a notebook (or, in the notes section of my phone) so that… Continue reading When your life can’t keep up with your blog

Cape Lookout State Parl
Pacific Northwest, pre travel, travel

Project managing my summer

One of my friends and I always joke that we PM at work and have to PM in our personal lives as well. PM = project manage Being this way has its perks though. My summer has been pretty busy, but it has also been extremely fun — because of all the plans I made… Continue reading Project managing my summer

pre travel, travel

Packing woes

There are two things I obsessively check the weather for: an upcoming marathon and upcoming travels. They are kind of one in the same. I usually start checking two weeks prior to my departure, which I know is too early since weather patterns can obviously change that far out. But, I must know what conditions… Continue reading Packing woes

Pacific Northwest

Snapshots of Camano camping

Grey skies, but moments of sun breaks. No rain. Spotting a pod of small dolphins! Next to the beach. Walking a loop trail that eventually returned us to our campsite. Tall evergreen trees. "Is that an island? Or is that a boat?" "What?" "Over there." *Unsure ... but eventually we agree that it's a very… Continue reading Snapshots of Camano camping

Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver
canada

The trip where everything just worked out

I'm a runner who is trying to remember what it's like to be an uninjured runner again. For me, that meant signing up for a race, setting a race goal, training for the race — and then running the race. I chose the Seawheeze Half-Marathon in Vancouver, Canada. I was more worried about getting to… Continue reading The trip where everything just worked out