Last week there was no newsletter as you may have noticed. We took a holiday! Whoa! We took a full week off to drive the PNW coast, do some hikes, enjoy the beach, and see some Redwoods! We decided to leave on Sunday and come back on Friday for best chances at hotels and hopefully less people out. Not having really left the city or house for a substantial amount of time, we didn’t know what to expect. A few things I reflect on a bit from our time off:
1.) It was super great to just disconnect, not have a computer, and go.
2.) The PNW is so pretty. I should know those because I have lived here for 10 years, but the forest hikes, sandy beaches, and just beautiful green gets me every time.
3.) It is still busy. Just so many people still out, which we did not expect in some of the smaller towns we stayed in.
4.) Food seems hard to come by. I mean there is food, but because of staff shortages it seems like every restaurant, bar, or coffee shop has reduced capacity, reduced operating hours, and reduced days of operation too. We struggled the first few days to adjust to this.