washington

day 13 & 14 | the washington coast

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Miles: 3707 - 4502

I'm fast-forwarding through my stop in Spokane, where I ate a $3 pizza buffet and took photos of these flowers before leaving at 5am.

Even though Portland was my real final destination, I kept going all the way to the coast with my girls Lucy and Ariela to spend the weekend at this adorable seaside cottage in Ocean Park, Washington. It was important for me to go coast to coast and after spending the past two weeks mostly alone, it was nice to finish up the trip with friends.

I think of all of my time on the road, everything I've seen, how much I missed while I was away, and how I can come through to the other side and feel the same. I don't travel with the expectation to change. I travel because being alone on the road is my own form of meditation. It's a peace I can't find when I sit still. And because the world is so big, how could I not spend my life trying to see as much of it as possible?

*Special thanks for Patrick (a perfect stranger) for trusting me (another perfect stranger) to drive his car across the country!

seattle in july

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Seattle feels forever ago. It kind of was-- these are from our road trip in July. This was a different Seattle from the first time we visited. Largely, we stayed in the outskirts except for the workshop I took.

There is so much good food here; though I'm sure I didn't need to tell you that. We stayed in Green Lake and walked around the water just before sunset in the evenings. The light was always perfect.

These photos are from Duck Island Ale House, Green Lake, Essex, Delancey, and The Fat Hen (can you tell we loved Ballard?).