It feels absolutely wonderful to be back friends! Don’t get me wrong, the vacation was glorious but there came a time when I was ready to go home.
We’ve been back for two days now and we’ve managed to mostly catch up with all the errands that piled up during our absence. Which of course means, I can get back to blogging!
For my first Oregon Road Trip entry I thought I would share with you some of the things I learned during our trip . . .
Lesson #1 – It’s not easy to incorporate lots of physical exercise into a road trip but it can be done. You just have to make it a priority and carve out time during your busy travel schedule.
Lesson #2 – Camping on the beach means falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves and being steps away from epic sunsets. In other words, it’s magical.
Lesson #3 – But no matter how fantastic beach camping is, I still refuse to take a shower in a public washroom. There. I said it. I have public washroom issues. Hence why after four nights we checked into a hotel.
Lesson #4 – If you’re really lucky, your burned roasted marshmallows will end up looking like dinosaurs!
Lesson #5 – Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the only starfish you will find will be in a souvenir shop.
Lesson #6 – It’s hard work judging The Great Oregon Chowder Challenge (2011) but someone has to do it!
Lesson #7 – A little beach time is absolutely restorative for the soul!
Lesson #8 – Husband’s are even more handsome than usual,when they’re on vacation. True story.
Lesson #9 – The most amazing hamburger EVER (!!!) can be found in Eugene, Oregon.
Lesson #10 – By far, the best part of any vacation is the time you get to spend with your loved ones. Totally uninterrupted, stress-free, quality time.
Question: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last little while?