It’s been awfully quiet on the blog and for good reason – I’ve been on vacation!

I took a road trip from Torrington to the west coast and have been touring my home towns for the last two weeks in the Pacific Northwest.

Posts are to follow, but in the mean time here is a sneak peek at the life I’ve been living these last few weeks. Want to see more? Follow me on Instagram!

Hitting the road – dog hair everywhere! 
All moved into my new place – now time to unpack!
Laramie has incredible murals all over the place.
Anyone want to go fishing?
Where are we going, mama? On an adventure darling.
Our Boise, Idaho sunset.
Izzie is a road warrior, but it sure can be exhausting.
Nothing says “happy roadtrip” like your Jeep towing a trailer breaking down on the Sunday before July 4th six hours away from our destination!
Lunch outside in Pendleton, Oregon
Keeping traditions going strong in Boardman, Oregon
Saying “see you later” to us and “hello” to our futures – Portland, Oregon
I found this crazy family in Dry Falls, Washington
Mama time – Brewster, Washington
Eating special cherries that are grown in Washington, but only sold in China.
Testing the waters of Lake Chelan, Washington
Road tripping down to Central Oregon to visit my dad – we spent the day lake hopping. Cultus Lake, Oregon.
Hey there Daddio – Cultus Lake, Oregon.
Devil’s Lake, Oregon.
Spent the night at a farm in Beavercreek, Oregon
Hit the coast with my “wife” – Lincoln City, Oregon
Said “wife.”
Dined in Newport Bay, Oregon
Played on the beach at night – Newport, Oregon.
Stayed in an amazing hotel (blog to follow) – Sylvia Beach Hotel, Oregon
Went antiquing up the coast – Lincoln City, Oregon
Stopped in Tillamook to visit an old friend.
Road a steam engine up the Oregon Coast a few miles – Garibaldi, Oregon
Visited with the engineer while riding in the cab (blog post to follow) – I’ve known him since we were five!
Drove up the coast to get my dosage of ocean air – Cannon Beach, Oregon
Dried my toes in the sand – Cannon Beach, Oregon
Saw what was keeping “Portland Weird” with my longest best friend – Portland, Oregon
Experienced the beauty of “Cartlandia” (blog post to follow) – Portland, Oregon
Witnessed my favorite thing about downtown, Street Music – Portland, Oregon
Went to the top of Multnomah Falls for the first time since I was a kid – Columbia Gorge, Oregon
Hiked Badger Mountain in Richland, Wasington
Then returned to the land of apples for a few days before setting off again – Brewster, Washington

And I’m still going! Next stop on our list is a road trip from Washington to Wyoming with a little bit of Yellowstone in the middle. Happy summer everyone!

Tell me, where have you traveled lately?

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Jaymee is the creative director and writing force behind Beaux Cooper Media. She loves to collaborate with other writers and journalists across the genres. Jaymee lives on the beautiful coast of Rhode Island with her cat, Ada, and dog, Bean.

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