Monday, March 23, 2009

Road Trip 2009!!

Jim and I decided we needed one last trip before he leaves

in 2 weeks and thus began ROAD TRIP 2009.

We had no plan.....we just drove

Day 1, leaving our driveway

We headed west and ended up at the Oregon Coast.....we started

heading up 101 and hit Tillamook, where I told Jim about the awesome

cheese factory. He was so excited so we stayed the night in Tillamook

Sipping margaritas at an authentic hole-in-the wall Mexican restaurant

Day 2: breakfast in Tillamook

Big boy orange juice

We love cheese!

But wait, they don't make cheese on Saturdays!

Jim was so disappointed.

But they were still making ice cream....Woohoo!!!

We might have taken a wrong turn when we got

into Washington but we found this ghetto put-put

place so it was all worth it!

Check out that swing!

Jim, not surprisingly, killed me at golf

That night, we took a turn off 101 and ended up at the most amazing

lodge ever! It's called Quinault lodge....built in the 20s and so stinking cool!

I was a giddy girl!

Claw tub and other awesome antique features!

Here's the main lodge area, big fireplace and leather couches.

Jim wasn't quite as excited as I was, but that's normal:)

We had dinner and breakfast the next day at the lodge restaurant

which overlooked the lake

We found ourselves (totally unintentionally) in Forks, WA
which happens to be the town from Twilight....don't judge me!

We headed east from Forks and made it to Port Townsend where
Jim's aunt and uncle live...this was an old wheelhouse from a boat
that they turned into a cute little bunkhouse on their property
Beth took us down to the pier where we checked out their boat

After 3 days on the road, we were pretty pooped but
I got my second wind when I heard we were going to drive out
on the water.......

Well not exactly but we took a ferry where we could drive
our car onboard. we went to the top level and ate while we
crossed the Puget Sound....pretty cool!
Random fact: it's the largest ferry system in the world!

Bad picture but you get the idea....we started in Kingston
and ended up in Edmunds Washington

We planned to stop in Seattle but were pretty exhausted,
so we drove around the town a bit before we headed to
Newberg to stay with Heather and Jeff.
Our awesome room for the night was their tent trailer!
So cool. We were in their driveway but it still felt like we
were going to walk out and find ourselves on a lake somewhere.

We had lunch today at Heather's new place of employment,
Li'l fun!
We headed out from there and are finally home
I forgot how awesome road trips are! It needs to become
an annual routine from here on out


Anonymous said...

Great blog. You write a compelling and fun adventure. We're going on our first road trip together soon to AZ and NM

Robere and Jacqueline
old enough to be your grandparents :-)


The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

Fun....we have a road trip ahead of us....but not a fun one. 14 hour strait shot :)

The Guy and Tiny Asian said...

now i understand the pic jim sent me..."entering forks". so spontaneous and fun/funny!

scotty and crystal said...

Fun you guys! I love how adventurous you are. And I LOVE the tent trailer, so perfect. Did you know about the super cool resort/lodge or did you just happen upon it?

Love you guys,

Tristan said...

Who doesn't make cheese on Saturdays? Road trips are fun though. So are plane Florida.

Jim and Brea said...

Speaking of plane trips to Florida, I'm booking it this week! Absolutely can not wait! I think it's going to be June 12 to 20ish to give you a heads up