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WHEN BEING AT HOME BRINGS THOUGHTS OF BEING ABROAD

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I’ve spent the last 5 days or so laying in bed, taking it easy at home without leaving the house. Let’s just say for someone like me… I got pretty stircrazy!

I despise being sick, mostly because it keeps me from doing all the things that I love to do!

Short and sweet photo post today.. I wanted to share with you some of my photographs that I’ve taken while traveling abroad. Laying in bed made me dream of traveling again and everything I love about seeing new places.

Nice, France

Nice, France

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Somewhat Rural Japan

Rural Japan

The Wall of Changgyeonggung

Seoul, Korea

New York Cabs

New York

Costa Rica Sunset - Pura Vida

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Sidewalks in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

Places I've Been

I’ve plotted out all the places I’ve traveled so far on this map… still so many places I want to see!

Of course, nothing compares to home… and while I do love traveling, I will always be a Vancouver girl, a West Coast girl. Living on the West Coast… there really is no places like home…

Design Inspiration, Bedroom

PHOTOS FROM LA PUSH, WASHINGTON

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

La Push, Washington

When Allan and I first started dating about 2.5 years ago, we spontaneously decided to go on a road trip to La Push, Washington. At the time, all Allan knew was that it was a fabled surfing destination. We really didn’t know anything else. So with a car, surfboards, camping gear, and a trusty old map (I didn’t have Google Maps on my phone back then), we set out for La Push with no plans, no accommodations, and no idea of where we were going to end up.

Small ferry Me on the ferry Ferry Captain Life Saver

It was an exciting adventure, and was the first step towards us really getting to know each other, and figure out what it was like to travel together. It is funny when I look back on those times… how it was such a romantic trip… and I look at how we are together, today. I’m grateful that we are still adventuring together and exploring new places.

House on the bluff

It was about a 7 hour drive down there. We took ferries, crossed many bridges, and eventually found our way to the right road.

La Push Road Entering La Push

The beach at La Push

Pointing to the ocean

La Push was a small fishing village at the time. Today if you go there, it’s completely Twilight-itized. When we visited 2 and a half years ago, we had never heard of Twilight and neither had the town it seemed. It’s funny that when I was reading the Twilight books I was relating many moments in the book to our experiences a couple years ago. I’m sure it would be a very different scene today.

Man and the Sunset

Allan looking out to the ocean

We surfed (well, I surfed for the first time in my life), we stayed at the Quilete Reservation there, we explored the beaches and the forests…

Overview of the Area

We traveled up to Hurricane Ridge and saw snow at the lookouts and tons of deer, tried the mineral hot springs in the Olympic National Park, and went on many nature walks.

Deer at Hurricane Ridge

Deer at Hurricane Ridge Deer Closeup

Bridge in Washington

Plants

La Push Sunset

Beach at La Push

Allan and I considered that trip to be the mark of our relationship, so we still use the date of that trip as our anniversary. I have to admit I feel a bit sentimental looking back on these photos. It would be great to visit that region a few years from now, to see how it has changed and to share that special place again together.

Footprints in the sand

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