Does anyone do spontaneous trips anymore? Getting in the car and driving anywhere can be fun, but I'm talking more like buying a plane ticket day-of and flying somewhere with no plans or itinerary. I feel like back in the day it was more common. People would just show up at the airport and energetically… Continue reading A spontaneous trip to … somewhere …
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
"Maybe we'll find some sand dollars," I said to Bryce as we left out campsite and walked to the beach. It was around 7:30 in the morning and while it wasn't exactly low tide, the tide was still fairly low. We were camping at Cape Lookout State Park on the Oregon Coast. I had spent… Continue reading To the Oregon Coast!
Going to Vancouver, BC for a day trip isn't that outrageous of an activity for me. It's only about a three-hour drive from Seattle, depending on traffic and the wait time at the US-Canada border, of course. My husband and I decided to go up to Vancouver on the Fourth of July because we had… Continue reading Canada for the Fourth!
I'm a born and raised Seattleite. This means I am not used to, nor will I ever get accustomed to, running in heat and humidity. But, for some reason, I suggested to my cousin that we run a half marathon together in Hawaii. This was back in October. We did the race nearly two weeks… Continue reading A whirlwind Hawaiian weekend
As we boarded the ferry, I couldn't believe how gigantic it was. We drove our rental car onto the boat and just kept driving, and driving and driving! Up a ramp we went as we followed the cars in front of us. Finally we arrived at a point where a ferry worker was guiding cars… Continue reading The New Zealand ferry experience
We turned left onto the gravel path and slowly drove towards the end, where we could see a white house. On either side of the car were rows and rows of lush cherry trees. We assumed we were supposed to drive to the end of this path. A little uncertain, we drove slowly. When we… Continue reading Where we stayed: a cherry tree farm
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a planner. I actually use a paper planner and I like always knowing my schedule so I know what to expect. I hate surprises. On Sundays, Bryce and I figure out what we will be making for dinner during the week so that we can buy… Continue reading An impromptu urban excursion
"I just saw a fin over there!" she exclaimed to the rest of us as she pointed out into the water. The rest of us responded with "Where?" or "What?" as we looked on in the direction she pointed towards. We were looking out into Puget Sound so who knows what it could have been.… Continue reading Magical Vashon getaway
It's full-blown sakura / cherry blossom season here in Seattle, as it is in Japan and other places that have cherry blossoms. We've had quite a few sunny days in the last week, which have made the white and light pink flowers even prettier with all the light. Every Seattleite — and visiting guests —… Continue reading Spring time: Cherry blossoms and avoiding crowds