Just over 6 years ago, my wonderful husband surprised me with a road trip for our honeymoon. Packing up Nicks dads older Mercedes and heading up the coast. Little did Nick know, I HATE road trips poor guy, but I took it in and learned to love our little trip. As we headed up Californias beautiful coast we hit Hearst castle such an amazing place to visit. As we were close to Monterrey the car broke down, in Carmel. Being 4th of July weekend there was no one opened to fix it, so we dropped it off in front of a local Mercedes shop and dealt with the un-expected. We ended up going to the Monterrey aquarium, another AMAZING place to visit I reccomend everyone go at least once, it puts Long Beach Aquarium to shame haha.
Nicks wonderful dad ended up driving up with his moms new car and we got to go on with Nicks planned honeymoon! We had to skip out on going the rest of the way up the coast and going through Oregon and Washington Straight to Vancuver Canada. Arriving at nearly 3am I was surprised to see how many people were walking around the streets. The hotel Nick reserved for us was wonderful. This part of our trip was cool, seeing about 5 Starbucks within a mile of each other ( I have it on video its no joke, one set kiddie corner from oneanother) we went to a Gorgeous national type park and just enjoyed being with one another! Time in Cananda was short and pleasent now it was time for the next venture on our trip, Seattle!!!!
As we drove into the city my mouth dropped and I was in awe, the space needle in the distance, it truly was a site to see. We spent a few days in the city, visiting touristy things, the space needle was super neat, pikes place market was amazing I fell in love with it! Fresh flowers fresh fruit and just the atmoshere. We had dinner with Nicks dad and his best friend one evening (his dad was in WA for business) Driving though WA was so pretty, so green, fresh almost. The next evening we headed down to stay with Nicks grandparents. Such a pleasure as his grandmother was so welcoming, so loving she made me feel as if I was apart of the family!
The thing I noticed while in this green state was everyone seemed just a bit friendlier, the weather is cooler and we LOVE rain. We have visited almost every year since and each time there is something new we fall in love with. I would love to bring my children up there. We have looked into it a few times, Nick searched for jobs there when he was looking, It just hasnt been the right time. I pray that one day it is!