I have seen so many things in the past few weeks, I think my brain is still overwhelmed from it all. I have a lot of little thoughts to share.
- VEGAS! I’ve just edited the pictures from the first leg of our travels, and I have gone from being on the fence about the place, to deciding I would totally love to go back again! It was exhausting, but soooo much fun. (The picture is from a hidden goldfish-filled atrium at the gorgeous Wynn Hotel and Casino.)
- VANCOUVER! I’ve been there before, but with family doing various touristy things, but (as I’ve often said) I just don’t care about stupid old mountains and ocean. They’re pretty and all, but they’re just not life changing. But this time, the pace of life there, the friends we have, the friends we made, the trout lake farmers market, the brunch at Cafe Medina, the organic shops on Commercial Drive, the friendly bus drivers, the proximity to so many amazing places (Bellingham, Japan, Hawaii, California, Oregon) , the nighttime Catan games… Those were all pretty life changing for me.
- I want to purge my apartment of all extraneous things, and am trying to spend a little while each day de-cluttering. We enjoyed Vancouver so much that it made me really want to lighten my load so that if the opportunity ever arose, we could just pick up and move – there, or to anywhere really.
- I always try to find locally made jewelery when I travel, and have come up empty on my last few trips, unfortunately. But as we were leaving, the lovely and amazing friends we stayed with mentioned Pyrrha. I took a look at their stuff when I got home, and fell in LOVE. I want this necklace. Real bad.