On a trip through the Northwest in 2015, Evan and I fell in love with Portland and Hood River, Oregon. We decided then and there we would have to plan our next trip to return... maybe for Evan's 30th birthday! Three years later, however, we find ourselves in a crazy-hectic post-wedding, mid-renovation stage of life and a vacation to the other side of the country is completely out of the question.
As March 21st neared, I felt the disappointment of not being able to do Evan's 30th celebration as we'd hoped, so decided to do the next-best thing : bring Portland to us!
Today I head out on my FOURTH ANNUAL LADIES ADVENTURE WEEK(end)! Sometimes a girl just needs to get away, wear tall socks, forget the makeup bag at home and drink beer with an old friend.
I look forward to this girls-only hiking trip all year; however, this time around I was more than tempted to skip out. A new job, wedding planning, one week out from closing on our house, and limited financial funds, due to the latter two excuses, were all hanging over my head as I thought about leaving Evan for a week-long, me-only trip.