“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
You might have already figured this out —> I have a very restless personality!
But not in a bad way. I am convinced I was born to explore, and when my soul is not fed with adventure, I starve!
If you live in the city you probably realize it’s hard to find a place where you can truly enjoy nature. Luckily for me I live in one of the most amazing cities in the US (says I and so many articles floating around the web) …
SEATTLE! And the great Pacific Northwest.
Its weather is as evolving as its physicality, and I can find a Starbucks…
…as easy as I can find shopping malls…
…as easy as I can find ocean…
…as easy as I can find mountains…
…as easy as I can enjoy snow…
…and even more easy as enjoying sunshine!
Make sense? HAHA! It does in my head!
For the past few weeks I’ve been in such a cloudy mood and had been feeling mentally drained every day after work. So as you can imagine – I was starving for adventure!
And well I may not be globetrotting like I would prefer, but I work with what I got, and what I got is so amazing I cannot complain!
I believe that joy costs absolutely NOTHING! And you do not need a plane in order to feed your adventurous soul and experience the beauty Earth offers.
So what do I do when my nomad-hippy-adventurous-unicorn soul is hungry?!! WE FEED IT! RAWR! Below is a recap of my weekend.
This weekend led me to the Olympic Peninsula, with stops along Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, Marymere Falls, Crescent Lake, Forks, and finally La Push. It was a very last minute road trip – BUT then again I plan nearly everything out of the spur of the moment, so what’s new?! We packed bags in case we decided to stay over night. I also invited my younger sisters to come along not really having a plan, and before we knew it, on the road we were!
Would you believe I have been living in WA for over 20 years and I had never taken a road trip to the Olympic Peninsula until last year?
WAS I DEAD AND REVIVED?! I was missing out on such an amazing part of the state. We had no cell service or wi-fi for 90% of this trip, so it really gave us the opportunity to unplug from the rest of the world for the weekend = )
There is something about trees that completely reenergizes me! Their beauty and power is so amazing. I feel vulnerable and alive all at the same time. These are the most majestic beings on Earth….
Once we got back down from the falls, we made our way down to Lake Crescent. This lake is popular for it’s beautiful clear, blue water. There’s no nitrogen in it, so no algae grows! For whatever reason, my sister’s new rubber boots lost all their shiny layer… no idea why!! Sorry, sis!
Isn’t the next photo just amazing?! It began snowing, but the climate was very comfortable, almost warm. At least down toward the forest. Above on the mountains, as you can see, the snow started to stick. Beautiful nonetheless!
And so off to our next stop we went!
Our destination was the coast! We really wanted to visit La Push, and so here it is!
And so we decided to stick around overnight. We ended up staying at one of the beach front resorts, Quileute Oceanside Resort. We didn’t need anything luxurious and we actually packed a tent…JUST IN CASE spontineuty hit. But being that it’s off season on the coast, we got this little spot at a great price! We couldn’t pass by a warm room with a beach front view after a long, wet day of exploring. And to our surprise, it was very spacious! It even had a kitchenette area with pots and utensils…and a couch! How awesome?!
We hadn’t told our birthday sissy that a birthday cake had also taken a road trip all the way from Seattle. Haha! So we surprised her later that night….
And that concludes our trip! We stopped at an antique shop as we left the town. Wall-E anyone?
If you haven’t already done so, pack a bag and leave for the weekend! You don’t need a plane. You don’t need to take paid time off. You don’t need to leave your family over long periods of time. And best of all, you don’t need to deal with visas and passports.
There are no excuses for you not to enjoy life.
Life is now.
Break away from your routine and feed your soul with the excitement of walking in a place you hadn’t walked before….Even if it’s just a few miles away.
Have you visited every corner of your state yet? My guess is NO! (And if you have, holy-frkn-amazing—call me!)
Love and Adventure,