Over the summer, A gave me a map of the Pacific Northwest (since I have this thing about maps). He gave me the idea to hang it up and put pictures of our adventures in the Pacific Northwest all around it. I thought it was a great idea and ended up adding it onto one of the plain white walls in my new home. It was a great way to add some much needed color to the living room and a great way to incorporate my love of travel in my new home.
For one last hurrah before starting school, A and I decided to go camping in Olympic National Park up in Washington State. I didn't know much about Olympic but I soon discovered that the national park is so big, you can camp in the mountains, rainforest or on the beach! And not wanting to miss out on any of that, A and I decided that the best thing to do was camp one night in each of the ecosystems.
I know what you're thinking... why would she need a vacation before a vacation?! and you are exactly right! But the truth is, that when A and I decided to go to Florida for spring break, flights were pretty expensive. We found out that flying out of Seattle would have cost us $200 less per ticket. So we figured why not fly out of Seattle and make a mini vacation out of it. We were in Seattle for about 24 hours and spent it trying out the local beer and eating, because is there any other way to vacation? (beer +seafood= perfection in my book!) Then we hopped on a red eye and spent the next week in Tampa. Stay tuned for a blog post next week about my week in Florida and my first spring break ever!