During the last few days we visited Astoria, Oregon (one of the most picturesque and adorable towns I’ve ever been to), drove down the Oregon coast, camped by the beach, hiked some amazing trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and soaked up the culture of Portland.



The past three weeks have been a dream! I have a lot more to share with you, which will come later. Abby and I talked a lot about how lucky we are to be able to take the time to see and experience so many beautiful sights, and to meet some awesome new people. We’re trying to figure out when we can do it again.

We said our goodbyes this morning. Abby starts a new job on Monday in Portland, and I’m on my way home. From what I hear it’s blazin’ hot in Missouri. That might be a shock to this girl, who has been living in a world of perfect weather for the last three weeks. At least I’ll be sleeping in my own bed tonight.