Throwback Thursdays: Pacific Northwest

I haven’t posted one of these in a long time, but with recent conversations that I’ve had with friends- it inspired me to post about one of my favorite places. There are no words to describe the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in the United States. The vast landscapes of both Oregon and Washington state have left me wanting more. Hubs and I had a five year plan before this whole moving abroad business happened. Our goal was to move to Portland or Seattle, because we loved it that much.

Hubs and I have both gone together twice ( in 2010 and 2012) and he’s made several trips out to Seattle before we met. We’ve done the road-trip from Portland down to Crater Lake, over to Ashland and then up the Oregon Coast.  And another time, we did the Seattle-to-Vancouver-to-Whistler, Canada variety. Both were such memorable trips. I yearn to call this place home one day.

View of Mt. Hood from the B&B we stayed at
View of Mt. Hood from our B&B in Hood River, OR
The famous Multnomah Falls
The famous Multnomah Falls

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world's smallest part
World’s smallest park – Portland, OR
We had to make a stop at Voodoo Donuts ( as seen on the Food Network)
We had to make a stop at Voodoo Donuts ( as seen on the Food Network)
Crater Lake
Crater Lake
Ashland, Oregon
Ashland, Oregon

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Recognize this school? It's from the movie Kindergarten Cop.
Recognize this school? It’s from the movie Kindergarten Cop.  (“It’s not a tumor”)

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Haystock Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Haystock Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Did you know that it's a rare sighting to have such a clear view of Mt Rainier in Seattle?  Both time that Hubs and I have been together, we've been lucky to see it!
Did you know that it’s a rare sight to have such a clear view of Mt Rainier near Seattle? Both times that Hubs and I have been together, we’ve been lucky to see it!

The pictures below were captured during our Seattle, Vancouver, & Whistler, Canada trip in 2012.

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