Birthday Week Roadtrip #OregonCoast #Day1

Birthday Week Roadtrip #OregonCoast #Day1

Happy September!

How fast time flies! We were just entering August, what happened?! It’s already the 6th of September! I hope everyone’s Summer was amazing and that everyone is ready for Fall because I know I am ! Bring on the layers of clothing, boots, beanies, and hot coffee!

For my birthday this year I opted out of a birthday party and choose to go on a roadtrip with my sister and cousin, Viktoriya, instead. We went from August 29- September 3, 2017. Our original plan was to drive to the Grand Canyon but we decided to go a little bit closer to home and decided on the Oregon Coast. This post will be on our first day there which was the 29th.

The drive was long since before evening getting to our first check in place we made 2 stops to do some sightseeing and hiking along Hwy 84. The drive total was 8.5 hours long.  We left Spokane,WA around 9am and arrived at our destination Otter Rock, OR at 7pm. Our first sightseeing stop was the Rowena Crest Viewpoint. It was beautiful despite light smoke in the area from forest wildfires.

Just a few miles after this stop we stopped at Oneonta Gorge to do a small hike to a waterfall and stretch our legs. Let me tell you, we weren’t expecting the hike to the waterfall to be as challenging as it was. In order to get to the waterfall you have to cross a trail of waist deep cold water and climb over lots and lots of fallen trees that were so slippery that I am sure if you fell you would get seriously injured. At most times I had to use my hands to climb on all 4’s to make sure not to slip and fall. The view was breathtaking and I wish we could have stayed longer but we still had 3 hours to drive from there to our destination.

We found a really good deal on a vacation rental lofts called Alpine Chalet and we stayed in the 6th unit in Otter Rock, Oregon. It’s a little town between Newport and Lincoln City. W absolutely loved our little loft! It was sooo adorable! It has 2 beds, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and all the appliances needed to make your own food and free wifi! The best part was that the ocean was only 100 feet away and the beach was private and secluded.

After dropping our stuff off at the loft and changing into some warmer clothes (it was 7pm at this time) we headed to Mo’s Seafood and Chowder which happened to be a 3 minute drive from where we were staying and was located at the Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park.

After grabbing food we went back to the loft and watched CSI: Miami for a little bit before we all passed out. Stay tuned for a post about our visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, our hike to God’s Thumb, and a three day stay in Portland, OR! Have a happy Wednesday my daisies ❤

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Mini Roadtrip for Labor Day

Mini Roadtrip for Labor Day

My cousin was moving Labor day weekend to Vancouver, WA for an internship so i figured why not hitch a ride with my aunt that was taking her there. We left Friday afternoon and planned to come back Monday evening. It was a beautiful 5 hour drive there. The clouds looked like big white cotton balls in the sky and the sunset was soooo beautiful!

We ended up staying the night at some relatives in Portland for couple of days. We spent Saturday moving and helping my cousin unpack into her house that she is going to share with 17 girls! We went all over Portland and Vancouver buying my cousin last minute stuff that she might need for the next 9 months.

On our last day we went to Brewed Awakenings it is one of our favorite coffee shops to stop by when we are in that area. I got an iced white cow mocha which comes with white chocolate. My cousin and aunt got an iced black forest mocha and a warm Belgian latte. Their coffee beans are seriously some of the best I’ve tried! When I’ll be visiting my cousin while she is staying there I will most definitely be  back there again and it’s only 6 minutes from my cousins house which makes it even better!

This little getaway was perfect for me! I love the city of Portland and Vancouver! Let me know what your guy’s plans were for Labor day! ❤

Review of 2015

Review of 2015

With the year coming to an end I was going to start working on my new year resolutions that I do every year. But then I started thinking and thought back to what 2015 brought me and what opportunities and accomplishments I achieved during the year. So before posting my New Year’s Resolutions I want to share with you my highlights of 2015. Enjoy! 🙂

January 1st, 2015- Leavenworth, WA

January 3rd, 2015- Snowboarding at 49 Degrees North

February 2015- Completed Insanity by Shaun T (fitness program)

February 2015- Visited my best friend in Portland, OR

March 2015- Completed 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels (fitness program)

April 2015- Visited my best friend in Portland, OR

May 2015- Visited my friend in Seattle, WA

May 2015- Missionary Trip to Mexico (Ensenada, Mexicali, and San Luis Rio Colorado)

August 2015- Trip to Sacramento, CA

August 2015- 5K Color Run in Sacramento, CA

August 2015- Seattle,WA & Bellevue,WA and meet Francis Chan (author of Crazy Love) 

August 2015- My Birthday party in Spokane, WA

September 2015- Started working at the college library

November 2015- Portland, OR for best friends wedding

November 2015- Visited grandparents in Seattle, WA

December 17th, 2015- Passed my citizenship test

Overall, I have been so blessed this year. I have made so much memories and looking forward to see what God will bring in 2016!