Tag: travel diaries
The day I was first in the continental U.S. to see the sunrise and sunset, I naturally thought of this poem by Mary Oliver. (Thank you again, Acadia.)
Sure, it might be the hardest National Park to access within the continental U.S.
(and yes, it may have taken 20+ hours of driving, one-way…)
but there’s nothing quite like standing near these magical pink granite coastlines,
where the old-growth mountain forests kiss the edge of the sea.
From the forests to the gardens, to the coast to the desert; I’ll miss all of you, Oregon. <3
Three weeks of laptop-less bliss, wild-caught salmon meals, hikes through multiple biomes, and the warm laughter of old friendships.
Couldn’t have asked for a more restorative and health-giving post-PhD graduation trip to the PNW.
From the forests to the gardens of Oregon (where everything is painted with lush, laughing-green).
Forest Park | International Rose Test Garden | Portland Japanese Garden | Oxbow Park | Tryon Creek State Park | Eagle Creek
I was told Seattle summers were “supposed to be a secret”, and to tell everyone that it was “raining the entire time I was there.”
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