in the words of dora the explorer and her buddy boots, we did it! we drove from southern california up to and through beautiful oregon. we ate danish pastries in solvang, marvelled at the giant redwoods in breathtaking big sur, and even drove through one! Saraya picked pumpkins and witnessed snow falling for the first time. justin narrowly avoided a great white shark while surfing, i enjoyed squeaky cheese fresh at the creamery, and we all danced in portland's famous saturday market.
splitting up up my maternity leave to spend part of it on this trip was the best decision! it was an amazing opportunity for us to bond with Saraya while travelling. we are hoping to instill our love of travel in her and i think this was a great start!