The countdown has started.
I am currently five days away from my second big trip this year. We are headed back to Portland for a few days, and then up to Washington State, for a friend’s wedding. Excitement doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Just about the only part I’m not excited for is the drive. This isn’t the first time I’ve driven all the way to Portland. It is an all day grind; just over 800 miles, and 12 and a half hours if you do not stop. And you have to stop.
This is a return trip to the Pacific North West for us. We were there in March, and are looking forward to exploring some different parts of the city. This time, our goal is to use Public Transportation as much as possible. And to eat.
My wife and I have discovered that, when we are on vacation, food is the defining characteristic of our trips. We are constantly planning our next meal, asking the locals where the best food is, and allowing for places along the way to surprise us.
For this trip, just like our last adventure, we are using AirBNB. We had no issues finding a great little space a few months prior, and for a very reasonable price. It is close to all the activities we are looking forward to; a short walk to the metro station, near restaurants, and with a little coffee shop just around the corner.
The second part of our trip is a much more personal adventure; two of my closest friends are getting married, and I get to officiate their wedding. It is such a wonderful gift, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I will be there to help them begin a brand new chapter of their lives together.
July is going to be a very exciting and busy month, and I have a lot of travels to write about, but August is shaping up to be a huge adventure too. I can’t wait to tell you about it.