Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Portland Adventures - Part I

Let me start by saying this post is lonnnnnng overdue. If you recall, we actually travelled on our Pacific Northwest trip back in April. I know it's a bit late, but I would like to share with you guys over the next few days some of my favorite moments and photos from the trip. After looking forward to this trip for so long, I felt like we had done a ton of research and had so much to explore. Overall, the weather was a bit grey-we were expecting that- but we planned our outdoor events accordingly. The food and coffee was amazing...AMAZING! I loved all the local fruits, veggies, brews and fish. And people are not lying when they rave about Stumptown coffee.

A great tip I would pass along to those who are travelling to a different city is take advantage of different coupon websites, such as Living Social or Groupon. We were able to find out about a lot of great places and activies for a discounted price - including a pedicab tour of various local breweries! The boy is an avid user of FourSquare and got us 50% off at the Fish Grotto retauraunt, alcohol included! We had the most amazing
bacon-wrapped scallops there. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. 

I'm so looking forward to sharing more photos and stories in the coming week as well as some of the other trips since!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On the Road

Since my last entry, life has been a whirlwind of exciting events and adventures. In the past four months, I have been to the West Coast and eaten lunch in the Space Needle, hiked in Colorado, baked in the Florida summer heat, saw three close friends get married, received amazing news that my older sister got engaged, and moved apartments in the meantime. I hope you will forgive my absence because I would love to share said moments with you. Also, thank you to everyone who reached out to me while I was missing in action-it means a lot.

It feels good to be back!