Rooted in Richmond

Adventures in parenting, travel, and life

We have two weeks left in Washington, a few days of which will be spent on the coast, so the farewell tour has begun.  Upon learning we’re moving, a lot of people have asked me what things I wish we’d done or places I wish we’d visited while we lived here.  I wish we’d made it to Alaska and we’ll certainly have to vacation there in the future.  We’ve squeezed in recent visits to our favorite places, like the Olympic Peninsula and Cannon Beach, Oregon.  We find, though, that we’re leaving with no regrets or feelings of stones left unturned.  We spent a lot of our time here, including much of the early pre-kid years, adventuring around the region.  And wow, it’s hard to find a place more breathtaking than the Pacific Northwest!  The beautiful coast, lush rain forest, and majestic mountains… I could gush on and on.  A gallery of some of my favorite places is below and I highly recommend checking out any that you haven’t already visited.  You can click the images for captions with locations.  But as the move approaches, the Northwest bucket list consists more of people than places.  There is no place we’ll miss as much as the friends and colleagues that have made Seattle home.  We’re scheduling every coffee, lunch, dinner, and happy hour that we can between now and the end of the month, and we’re already looking forward to returning for many visits, vacations, and celebrations!

“True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” ~Josh Grayson

2 thoughts on “Northwest Bucket List: People, Not Places

  1. Becky says:

    Looking forward to having you all back “home” but know your will miss that slice of heaven in Seattle. You are right, there is no place like else in the US quite as splendid as the Pacific Northwest!

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    1. We will miss the PNW so much but can’t wait to get home and be close to family! I see lots of northwest vacations in our future, though 🙂


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