Posts tagged ‘vacation’

24 Hours in San Francisco

Finding a balance between work and regular life has been a struggle for me for quite some time. After taking a management position my work/life balance only became worse. 6 weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to a Giant’s game in San Francisco. After realizing there is a serious lack of fun in my life I said yes and bought a plane ticket. For me flying to another state with only 6 weeks notice is super spontaneous. As it turns out, my 24 hour trip was super fun.



Taking chances is important in life, and sometimes they work out even better than planned.


I was blessed with beautiful weather on my 24 hour vacation.



This trip made me realize I need to embrace fun, and enjoy life a little more.

Oregon Vacation 2015

This last week I felt incredibly blessed. I had 6 day off in a row, and I got to spend it with family that I rarely see. I had Aunties visit from Hawaii (and one from Seattle) so my Mom and I showed them all around Oregon. Family is the most important thing in the world to me, which is probably what made this the best vacation I have had in the last few years.


Oregon is so incredibly special, and showing if to others only makes me appreciate it even more.


Hood River and the Columbia Gorge are a must see for anyone visiting.


My Aunties from Hawaii were very shocked and how inexpensive and delicious produce is in Oregon.


Wine tasting is always a good plan in Oregon.


Multnomah Falls is the most visited tourist attraction in Oregon (and it is ADA friendly) so we had to go.


Lunch at Alameda Brew House.


Blue Star donuts as a snack during shopping. The Aunties wanted to try Voo Doo Donuts but we went here because they have better donuts, and very unique combinations.



The Oregon Garden is beautiful.

Da Gang


I was very excited for the sunshine, and the chilly temperature so I could wear my new sweater.


An evening stroll through the Portland Rose Garden.



This rose smelled especially pleasant.



Josephine loves meeting new people but she gets a little over excited at first.


I think having vacations to look forward to makes it much easier to get through anything difficult going on in life. Now my batteries are recharged so I can go back to reality.