Ahh, you guys, what an amazing couple of weeks it has been! I had a few pre-scheduled posts while I was gone, so maybe ya didn't even notice I was away, but I spent the last 10 days on a west coast trip to Washington & Oregon with my fella.
It's funny how things work out sometimes - Washington and Oregon sounded like a very random choice for a vacation, but it was based on the idea of going to Sasquatch Festival. The Gorge was a venue that my guy really wanted to see, and the lineup was really great this year, so we decided to make it happen. We weren't totally sure what else we'd end up doing while out there, but it ended up being one of the most beautiful places I could imagine!
We truly did a bit of everything. We flew into Seattle and spent a couple days being super touristy. We went up in the space needle, visited the EMP museum, Pike's Market, etc. We poked around our neighborhood & ate some good food. We then rented a car and drove down to Portland, which was a very quick visit and consisted mostly only of eating Sizzle Pie pizza, drinking at a local brew pub and popping into Kate Spade.
We decided to forego more time in the city and head for the ocean! It was so beautiful, and I had never been to the pacific before. So we walked along the beach and of course dipped our toes in the water! Then we drove 5 hours in the other direction, through the mountains to the desert, which was the prettiest drive I could ever imagine!
We camped for a night in Smith Rock, and did a huge hike there the next morning - I may have almost thrown up a few times trying to reach the top, but it was so, so worth it. The view was insanely beautiful, and there's nothing like it here on the east coast!
Then it was time to head to the main event, Sasquatch Festival! We opted not to stay at the free campground thanks to advice from a friend who had been before, and stayed at an amazing campground called Wildhorse. The Gorge was the perfect venue for the festival - so incredibly pretty! Band highlights include Foals, Queens of the Stone Age, Elbow and MIA. There were lots of great bands though, but those were the stand outs for me!
After the festival, we drove back to spend our last couple days in Seattle. We took in a ball game, ate the best meal of the whole trip, and did a bit of shopping. Also, my lovely blogger friends Alicia and Melissa drove down from Vancouver to have brunch with us on our last day there! It was so sweet of them to make the drive just to visit and I was so happy to see them!
All in all, an amazing, relaxing, fun and beer filled vacation. I've been back at work for 2 days now and already want to go back! ;)
Now that I'm back I'll be posting on the regular again so stay tuned for new outfit posts!