I finally got a few days off in a row and I took full advantage of them!
On Monday we took on the challenge of the Multnomah Wahkeena Loop Trail which is 5 miles long and has 8+ waterfalls to see along the way. It was so refreshing to get out and hike again, but we were definitely feeling it towards the end!
And speaking of more pain.. Tuesday we put a few more hours into my leg, but the side and back of the knee is painful stuff though so we didn’t get quite as far as we would have liked to. Only a few more sessions and then we hope to reveal it in its entirety at a tattoo convention the first weekend of March. Annnnd of course I’ll be sharing photos here too! 😉
Wednesday my girlfriend, Ashley, and I headed west to have a lady date at the coast. We started by checking out Munson Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the coast range. Afterward we headed south to have a little beach picnic at Oswald State Park, which is just a few miles down from the beach Josh and I had our wedding ceremony at. We were stranded on a rock for about 10 minutes when the tide came in, but took the opportunity to take a couple hundred photos! It was the perfect way to end my long weekend.
After seeing so many new places over the last few days, it really made me think about how much exploring in this area that I still need to do. We seem to keep waiting for this perfect moment when the stars align, our schedules are free, and thousands of dollars magically make their way into our bank accounts so that we can take our dream vacation. Instead of focusing on all these places that we can’t seem to make it to just yet, I’m going to focus on the ones that we can. Even if it’s only a day trip, I still always come back feeling refreshed, more positive, and determined than I did before. It’s those feelings that I want to continue to chase after this year.
Where will your travels be taking you this year?