Monday, June 28, 2010

On the road again

As previously indicated, I have a pretty severe thing for the open road. It sparks my creativity and makes me feel alive.

I have a spouse who, left to his devices, would spend the rest of his days sitting in our living room reading, only occasionally venturing outside to check on his giant pumpkin.

If I were more independent (read: less codependent), I could just hit the road by myself, but I'm not. The result is that for every fifty trips I mentally plan, Ryan agrees to just one, so I have to make it good. The one has been determined. We leave Thursday.

In celebration of four years since our nuptials, we will be driving across Nevada to the west coast, driving up on the 101, and spending a few days each in Portland and Seattle. We drive home through Montana and Idaho. I couldn't be happier.

So, friends, I have a request of you. If you have been to any of these places, do you have recommendations for things to do, visit, eat, etc.? I have only been to Portland once, I was attending a conference so I didn't get out too much, and I've never set foot in Seattle. Lay it on me.

Goodbye Utah, land of the hot heat. Please don't kill Ryan's pumpkin while we are away or he may never agree to leave again.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I used to be so funny


Best part is, we stole that Vanilla Ice portrait out of a not-quite-friend's house and then sent each of the featured photos as a postcard from each location. Every day dude got a postcard in the mail from his own poster of Vanilla Ice. I can't believe I was ever that funny.

Now I just do dishes.