out West. It was easily one of the best weeks of my life. We saw so much
and had an AMAZING time. Plus since our relationship was so new then it
was an incredible bonding trip for us. It wasn’t long after we got
home, probably about a week, before we were talking about taking another
trip. Nothing serious, just mentioning here and there what might be
fun. We both love traveling and want to see the world so just about every possible place got thrown out there.
Earlier in the week we started to make real plans. Not reeeal plans
just started talking a little more seriously about this year’s trip.
Now it’s eating at me. I can’t stop thinking about our possible trip.
We’re thinking the Pacific Northwest. Similar to our last trip, we’d fly
into a major city, rent a car and just driiiiive.
The internet is obviously an amazing resource and we’ll both be
scouring it for things but I would hate to accidentally overlook
something amazing. (On our last trip we were SO close to the other Wigwam Village
and I didn’t even know until it was too late. It’s killing me now
because we would have obviously stayed at it and I would be able to
cross that off my bucket list!) We both love kitschy roadside
attractions, tourist traps, and the like but on this trip we’d also like
to do more “nature stuff” for lack of a better way to put it. I would
LOVE to visit a tide pool and be able to see a starfish. I want to photograph mountains, waterfalls, all the weird critters you guys have out there (y’all, banana slugs! I saw one when I visited my brother in Seattle like five years ago and I still think about how cool that thing was all the time!) and I’d be one very happy lady if I finally got to see my absolute favorite mushroom, Amanita muscaria, in person! SO, PNW folks – what are some MUST SEE things out there? Parks, museums, beaches, great views, incredible abandoned places, etc – Lemme hear ’em!
Like I mentioned above, I can’t stop thinking about this trip despite the fact nothing is set in stone yet. I’ve just been constantly scheming how I can save money for the trip, where we’ll go and of course, what I’ll bring. I made a fun little wish list of a few things I wouldn’t mind bringing along. I love window shopping, especially when I have a theme in mind. As someone who loved, but no longer gets to go, “back to school” shopping, shopping for a road trip is the next best thing! It’s no surprise I’m always trying to think of an excuse to buy some new Palladium Boots. I bought a bunch of boots this winter but I’ll be needing some shoes to wear with shorts in better weather. Lovin’ the green pair. And that bag by Fjällräven?!
Not only is it gorgeous, it’d be perfect to stash away at least a few
of the many many cameras that will be accompanying me on the trip!