Written July 16
Experienced May 1 – 5, 2019
In a recent post, I described memories of one of my closest friends visiting me Washington state. I truly value sharing quality time with close friends in my new home. Every time someone visits me, I get to share some of my favorite spots and also discover new ones myself!
My lifelong friend, Marissa, and I have a friendship that dates back to age FOUR where we met in nursery school. Though we didn’t go to the same school after preschool, we have stayed friends throughout our entire life!
Most of my friends (and I) are turning 30 this year, so we’ve all been planning fun adventures for the big 3-0. Despite being friends for over 20 years, Marissa and I have never traveled together, so we finally decided to do so to celebrate our birthdays! After tossing around a ton of different ideas and considering finances, time, and preferred adventure styles, we decided on Marissa taking the trip to the west coast! She combined it with a visit to her family in Oregon, and the timing worked out perfectly!
We were blessed with blue skies, warm weather, and AMAZING food all weekend! Marissa went on her first hikes AND went to her FIRST National Park. I was pretty stoked to share all these experiences with her, plus explore parts of Washington I haven’t yet seen!