Roadtrip Gratitude

I’ve just spent the last couple of weeks on the road with my best friend. 17 days, 3300+ km, 2 countries, 3 states, 34 cities/towns, 23ish national/state parks, 9 nights in a tent, zero campfire bans {we think}, loads of sunshine and {thankfully only} 1 trip to Taco Bell.

We travelled down to the Redwoods in California, up the Oregon Coast and then ended our trip with a few days in Portland and Seattle.

One day soon I’ll write about it, but in the meantime, I’m very grateful for the following:

  • the loveliest mix of mountains & the ocean
  • rad Park Rangers, cool campsites and hot showers
  • swimming holes, our Explorer 200 {h/t to Laurel!} and Gatorade {100 degrees F = oh so hot}
  • forest adventures, tough hikes and mega old trees
  • every single state park on the Oregon Coast
  • quaint beachside towns like Yachats and Oceanside
  • the biggest stress of our day being: when should we go get firewood
  • campfire nachos {!!!}, boxed wine and sparklers
  • bike adventures, sweet bridges and beer flights
  • and, mostly ‘winning’ on the I-5 {Google Maps = total life saver}

I arrived home on Sunday feeling very blessed. From forests to beaches to chill cities, this was the perfect end to my soul-filled summer!

I’m feeling very lucky that I have a patient {so many pee stops}, loving & oh so fun partner in crime. 3 cheers for constant laughter, adventure and spending time with my best friend. Sap sap.

Road Trip 2014

1 Comment

  1. Kymme Paul October 9, 2014

    Hey Jill! I’m so glad to hear you had a great time! Brad and I are headed to the Redwood Forest on our way to phoenix. I miss you!

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