10 Things I Learned on Vacation in the Pacific Northwest

If you are a fan on Facebook, you will probably know that I have been traveling lately. If you’re not, COME ON OVER and join the fun. :)

Seeing my random posts about cinnamon bears and raincoats can be pretty crazy, but people tell me they like it, so hey, I guess it’s not too bad. I am playing catch up today with emails and client information because of my absence, so I thought I would share 10 Things I Learned on our vacation in the Pacific Northwest, until I can get the full blog post up.

  1. Other types of art simply inspire me, especially if they’re a little weird and different.
  2. I don’t like shopping at a Verizon store where they don’t know me and assume I don’t know what charger I need for my phone.
  3. Shooting beautiful photos of lavender (my favorite!) in Walla Walla is terrifying because there are tons of BEES. Yes, I know, duh. I didn’t think about it.
  4. Seattle Tacoma airport has a Starbucks around every corner, literally. There are TONS of them.
  5. Locals will think you’re crazy if you assume there’s a fire just because you see something that looks like smoke – it’s actually mist coming off of the ocean. (Gimme a break, we don’t have ocean here!)
  6. I will never, ever get enough fish and chips. No salmon and chips though, frying salmon is just weird.
  7. I am 100% in love with Elephant Ears and want to know where to get them in Colorado because I MUST have them again.
  8. I will never own a Prius.
  9. Standing in a line around the block at the first Starbucks ever in the Pike Place market was totally, 100% worth it. And I should get triple stars on my gold card for doing so.
  10. Salmon are much, MUCH larger than I have ever seen at a grocery store. Especially when they’re being hurled across a market.

I am still pulling images and catching up, but because every post is better with a picture, I present to you a phone picture of my amazing Elephant Ear from Seaside, Oregon. I might have to go back to Seaside again JUST for these damn things, they are that good. On the left, peanut butter and jelly (Kaden’s choice) and on the right, a dutch baby something or other with lemon, butter and powdered sugar. It was HEAVEN.

Don’t judge.

elephant ear


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