I’m trying something new – music to listen to with a certain post (press the orange button). Please enjoy the song Portland, OR by one of my favorite bands, Into It. Over It., as you read this blog (to read more about the album/project this song is from, click here).
My favorite trip of the year was absolutely our honeymoon in Oregon. Once a week since we returned I have reminisced, pined, or longed to be back in Oregon. Obviously it’s because I was totally blissed out on our honeymoon, but I also think there is something magical about the Pacific Northwest. I love that whole area of the country, with similar affection towards Seattle and Vancouver. It feels so familiar but with a cool beauty, whimsy, total clarity. I found peace simply breathing that Pacific air.
It’s an experience I can’t really describe so, in the only way I can alternately express it, here are my favorite pictures from that trip:
The runner up for my favorite trip of 2011 was Chicago. In my mind Chicago is Boston’s twin sister but a little dressier, edgier, and poised. We jetset to a gorgeous city for the weekend just to celebrate my birthday. I felt so free doing that. We had the fanciest most refined meal of my life and I felt humbled and privileged for that. And I, predictably, fell in love with a city I knew I loved even before I got there.
Oh goodness… the cheese plate.
I know, right? We’ve got to go back just for that.
sounds wonderful christmas is coming yum yum
Loved seeing this post. I left Portland several years ago and am now moving back. My Mister has never lived there and I used this as further evidence of my excellent decision making/locating us skills. thanks!