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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Wine tasting is always a good plan in Oregon.

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

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Lunch at Alameda Brew House.

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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.

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The Oregon Garden is beautiful.

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

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An evening stroll through the Portland Rose Garden.

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This rose smelled especially pleasant.

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

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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.