Walker and I got back from Oregon on Saturday night but we didn’t have to return the car until Sunday afternoon. Woo! We decided to wake up super early on Sunday and have an adventure!
First off it was the foggiest I’ve ever seen it here when we left in the morning. Second we soon discovered that the Seattle marathon was happening that morning and our original destination was blocked. We weren’t able to cross over the water. After driving around through town a little frustrated we headed north. I did some quick searching and we chose to drive up to the Chuckanut Drive and check out the coast.
Between the ribbons of fog the scenery was pretty wonderful. We kept going oh wow, look at that. We stopped a couple of times to check things out and after a while decided we better turn around and head back to the city.
I got caught in a sneeze-thanks Walker.
We’re off in Eugene, Oregon having Thanksgiving with some good friends from Austin that moved out this way the same time we did! Isn’t that great! It’s also our first time to Oregon so we’re trilled! I’ll share all about it when we get back. Enjoy your day!
Here is a picture from last Thanksgiving to hold you over.
After my going away party I had one more day in Austin. I went to work and said bye to all of my coworkers, picked up the U-haul trailer I’d be towing all my things in, moved everything and packed it all once again, and took in my last night in Austin sitting on the porch with my dad and Katie. It was nice to have the last night be sort of quiet and reflective. It was perfect.
The next morning I threw the last few items in the car and said a quick goodbye to Katie so I wouldn’t get too sad and my dad and I were off, on our way back to Michigan. It took us 3 days driving about 8-9 hours per day. I say us but I should be saying my dad since I didn’t do any of the driving. When I wasn’t sleeping though I provided some company. We listened to books on tape, ate really awful road food, and I worked on some knitting projects. All of the motels we stayed at were dog friendly which was good since my dad’s German Shepard Mago was along for the ride. Surprisingly, despite being right off the freeway, they weren’t so bad. The first one had a little lake behind it with a trail. It’s called Mammoth lake since apparently they found a Mammoth there while building the freeway. The second, in Cloverdale, IN, looked out onto some sort of farming field. It was pleasant.
Despite the fairly smooth drive and not so seedy motels after 3 days we were more than ready to be at our destination. We celebrated by having some Michigan wine out on the porch and listing to the whippoorwill do it’s thing.
Walker had some business in Dallas this past weekend so we drove up there for that and also it was my first time there. I was excited for the mini vacation! I was so glad I was finally starting to feel better after being kind of sick this past week. Walker shared some really exciting news with me at the beginning of the trip which I can’t share just yet but I’m pretty much busting at the seams to tell everyone! Well I’ve told a few people and I’ll share with everyone really soon I swear! Anyhow my mind was a blur the entire weekend but we really did have a nice time.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend my boyfriend and I were able to get in a mini adventure. It was quite special since he doesn’t particularly like stopping a lot while traveling. We had driven a few hours out of Austin to visit his dad and on the way back is when we had our adventure!
We headed out about noon and took our first stop in a tiny town to check out a dance hall/restaurant. They were closed since it was the day after Thanksgiving but I made a declaration to come back and boogie. I can’t wait to come back, check out how cool it looks inside.
I figured if we couldn’t go in we should at least take a walk around the deserted block and be cute.
Then we headed a little ways down the road to get some delicious bbq. We made 2 stops actually so we could compare. Our eyes were much bigger than out stomachs so we had lots to bring back and enjoy later.
Then we headed on back to town. Our vacation over it was time for me to get back to work! Orders had been piling up while I was off tootling around.