Okay. Deep breath. I will try to refrain from posting another gopher picture this time. But no promises.
Week 7 of #RunningTo rocked with a triad of phenomenal Pacific Northwest cities: Seattle, Olympia, and Portland. That last one is still a city-in-progress, so be looking forward to more Portlandia next time! It figures to be an amazing weekend here.
Check out some of my favorite moments from the wandering week that was!
So the Fremont district of Seattle has A TROLL sculpted beneath one of its bridges. Talk about a photo opp!
Just me and a bushy dinosaur in Seattle.
Just me and Lenin in Seattle . . . nothing weird about that . . .
Seattle gave me the most amazing sunset on my last night there.
I drive to the Pacific coast for the first time in 7 weeks, and what do I find? HORSES. On the beach.
And GET THIS: one of the horses is named Misty. Not Mitsy, but Misty. She was my spirit horse.
One of my favorite Instagram pictures of the entire trip. Little seagull gonna be famous.
Trying a fried Snickers bar at Olympia’s annual lakefair! It was actually bizarrely delicious.
With my Olympia host who also just so happens to be my grandfather’s half-sister’s son’s daughter. CRAY CRAY.
Mount Saint Helens behaving herself thanks to my watchful eye. Even though I’m currently not watching her.
Iconic Portland sign! Stoked to give this city a more in-depth look after a quick pass 2 years ago.
Three dead but dapper gophers performing a good old jamboree!!
Oh, dear, how did those gophers get in there . . .
Would you ever live near an active volcano if it looked GORGEOUS? What about an active GOPHER? Ever try a fried Snickers bar? Yay or nay?