We’ve left home exactly one week ago and it feels like a lot more since we have seen so much, but a week also means we’re halfway in our vacation already... Time flies! 😱 Waar kijk jij naar uit deze week? En ook al ga je misschien een werkweek tegemoet, er moét wel een momentje ✨ tussen zitten waar je wel naar uitkijkt, let me know! 🤩
Bruxelles, ma belle c'est bon de te retrouver ! Clap de fin sur notre premier road trip américain en famille :
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- Big Sur
- Santa Barbara
- Los Angeles
- Palm Springs
- San Luis Obispo
Le bonheur de couper de la routine boulot-crèche-dodo pour passer du temps ensemble dans notre bulle, ne rien planifier, et se laisser surprendre.
On réfléchi déjà au prochain, mais en attendant, j'ai plein de photos et articles à vous partager 🌵🇺🇸
Et comme cette photo le prouve, je suis bonne pour appeler mon ostheo et apaiser 2 semaines de porte-enfant géant. 💪🏼
Hiked 8.6 miles round trip to Shi Shi beach and the Point of the Arches. I'm exhausted and sore but it was worth it. The first two miles of the trail go through the forest along the coast on the Makah reservation. It rained yesterday and so the second half of the trail to Shi Shi was very muddy (see pic), the kind of mud that will suck the boots off your feet if you step in the wrong spot. When you arrive at the beach you leave Makah land and enter Olympic National Park. To get to the beach you have to go down a steep cliff (and climb back up again when you leave). It used to be that you had to use a rope to get down (I ran into a few hikers that had read old trail guides and expected to find just a rope), but the forest service has fairly recently built a series of staircases that make the descent less treacherous. Once I got to the beach I walked the entire 2.3 mile length of the beach to the Point of the Arches. Along the way I came across the carcass of a seal that had recently died and washed up on the beach (I reported it to the tribe as per the instructions posted at the trailhead). I may have gotten a little too much sun, but it was beautiful. I took these pics with my phone, but I have a lot more that I took with my camera, I'll upload a few of those later.
Whenever I think about summer, I think about all of the roadtrips over the years. I think about the time @kristiwl and I drove from Austin to Nashville, and then another summer spent driving a loop through the Midwest. I took this video during that trip, as we stopped to watch the sunset on Lake Superior. We often think about traveling to far away places, but there is so much to be seen in the US. The small, quaint towns. The people you meet on the road. The adventures you add to your life story. I encourage you to take a road trip one of these days, even if it’s only for a few days. Roadtrips are a good reminder to slow down, go at your own pace and enjoy the ride.