And the road trip continues…

Vista House Crown Point Oregon

Twenty four miles from Portland, Oregon is the Vista House at Crown Point 

Vista House ceiling oregon

View from inside

Vista House stairs oregon

Stairway to vistas

Vista House view Columbia River oregon

The Columbia River Gorge is gorgeous!

8 miles from the Vista house…

Multnomah falls Oregon

Multnomah Falls seems to be the must see waterfall in the Columbia River gorge area

but I really liked Latourell falls

even though the Multnomah stop had ice cream

Latourell Falls oregon

It’s a quieter spot compared to Multnomah

and you could feel the spray of the falls. ūüôā

skidmore bluffs Portland Oregon

After our hike we headed back to Portland,

and searched for a spot to watch the sunset.

Skidmore Bluffs overlook is tucked away in suburbia

and stay as long as you like because Voodoo Doughnuts is open 24 hours

Voodoo Doughnut Portland Oregon

Is it really necessary to put frosting on a fritter? 

Okay, so that question may be sparked by jealousy, as Voodoo doesn’t have gluten-free treats.

But I found plenty in Portland, my fave being the Back to Eden Bakery (for regular eats with gluten-free options we also really enjoyed Teote and The Tin Shed Garden Cafe).

Next post: Snow in June? Stay tuned. ūüôā

And if you want to see our first stop it’s here: Seattle

So do you think fritters should be frosted?

Happy Monday!

xo

Warning: Vacation pictures ahead.

The hub and I just got back from a road trip (my favorite kind of trip!). We flew to Seattle and then rented a car

and drove 1700 miles in 7 days.

This is just the beginning…

flying clouds

Peaceful space above the clouds. A sharp contrast to the turbulence in my mind (I’m still a work in progress when it comes to zen and the art of flying).

Storyville coffee Seattle

Ah. Coffee. The best? Storyville Coffee at the Pike Place Market.

Note: We passed seven Starbucks (in less than one mile) to get to it.

pike place fish market Seattle

¬†So I’m conflicted as I post this pic seeing as I tend to post more lively photos of wildlife,¬†

but it is a big part of the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

And I could not stop looking at the eyes on that pink fish!
cinnamon works gluten free cookie

And now in case you need soothing, here’s a monster cookie.¬†

And bonus, if you need, it’s gluten-free, from Cinnamon Works.

(Another great gluten-free option at the market: Coffee & Specialty Bakery)

Salmon seattle aquarium

A more lively bunch of Salmon at the Seattle Aquarium.

Seattle aquarium

This guy was a total ham for the cameras.

mt Rainier Seattle great wheel view

Mt.¬†Rainier¬†as we saw it from Seattle’s Great Wheel.

piroshky seattle

This was my hub’s favorite snack. A smoked¬†mozzarella¬†mushroom and¬†broccoli¬†pie.

He enjoyed it so much he immediately got back in line to buy the sweet cinnamon cardamom braid. ūüôā

Seattle pike place market urban garden

A good spot for eating your market snacks is the Urban Garden at Pike Place.

Whimsical, right?

post alley Seattle

This is a popular section of post alley at the market.

Reminded me a bit of Diagon alley from Harry Potter,

except if you look very closely at the walls

you will see

Seattle post alley gum wall choose love

Gum. Lots of it.

Some of it artistic. Some philosophical like above. #chooselove

And yes, a wee bit gross.

So hypothetically, if you were to leave your gum mark in Post Alley, what flavor would it be? 

Me? Cinnamon Trident.

Next stop: Portland, Oregon. I think. I haven’t gone through all my pics yet. But Oregon for sure will be represented!. In the meantime, it’s back to work!

Happy Tuesday!

xo

 

According to a recent article at Time.com, the number one thing that holds people back from success is…

*half-hearted drumroll*

ATTITUDE.

giraffe richmond zoo

*sigh*

I SO get this.

There are days I know I need to rally. I want to rally.

But then you know, you’re tired.

exhausted baby

Anyone else up for being carried around?

Or distracted. Somewhere else.

distracted or somewhere else

I’m sure you’ve seen this before.

Or felt this:

frustrated baby

You’re frustrated. You’ve lost your focus.

surprise butterfly

You need an attitude metamorphosis.

penguin richmond zoo

So get ready. 

Here’s some baby attitude to get you started.

A little (baby) Attitude

It’s go time.

**Thank you to the lovely creatures at the Richmond Metro Zoo, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, and the ones I’m related to (note: not the giraffe, I don’t have that graceful of a neck) for their camera ready looks.

Happy Thursday!

Any of you lovelies have a tried and true method for regaining your spunky attitudes?? 

xo