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.


Autumn and Barrett said...

Pamy! I got so excited that you are coming to Seattle and then realized that I probably won't be there yet. We'll get there around the 12th. Boo. I only spent one day in Seattle when we went to choose our house so I don't think I can really suggest much with authority, except the obvious pike market. Also we rode the Duck (tour that drives on land and water) and that was super fun. Portland is also beautiful but we only drove through. Looking forward to a report!

phin said...

Amy, you should get a hold of Monica. I am sure that you already know this, however, her and her husband, Jeremy, have been living in Seattle for a couple of years now. They would have all types of ideas for you. Especially if you want to get some amazing hikes in. Monica has been doing some exploring and has been littering her blog with wonderful pictures of her adventures.

missy. said...

I will miss you. And I will think of you on Independence Day, and maybe wear a jumpsuit in your honor.

amy said...

@Autumn, I can't believe the unfortunateness of this timing. I love you, and your people, and your pregnant self (you still have that shirt that lets your midsection breathe that I liked so much? I was just remembering it the other day...). Bummer, and thanks for the tips.

@Phin, thanks for the recommendation. I found her blog, and enjoyed "catching up" with her little family and seeing a few photos of the area. I'm sure if she has any must-sees she will let me know.

@Missy, YOU HAVE A PATRIOTIC JUMPSUIT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Jen said...

No suggestions from me, but I hope you have a fabulous trip.

Carrie K said...

Have a great time! The weather is fabulous out here on the West Coast. FAB-U-LOUS!

Kelsey said...

I heard the air mattress in my office is the best place in Seattle to visit. Which reminds me, I need to go find the floor in the office.

missy. said...

Haha- No, I actually don't own a patriotic jumpsuit. Hence the "maybe" :) Sorry for leading you on.

homegrown said...

Pamy! I would love to spend time with you in Seattle if you have time :)

Or, we could meet up for a hike in the lovely Cascades Mountains.

It seems you have already left on your trip, so I'll try to call/text you.

Travel safely!